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Each episode is an In depth conversation with parents of accomplished individuals who have disabilities, or successful self-advocates. These individuals and families dream big and have high expectations. These episodes will help families, educators, administrators, and non profits continue progress including people with disabilities in our schools and communities by increasing awareness, raising expectations, and breaking stereotypes. Visit us on www.bornfabulouspodcast.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Each episode is an In depth conversation with parents of accomplished individuals who have disabilities, or successful self-advocates. These individuals and families dream big and have high expectations. These episodes will help families, educators, administrators, and non profits continue progress including people with disabilities in our schools and communities by increasing awareness, raising expectations, and breaking stereotypes. Visit us on www.bornfabulouspodcast.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
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United States

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Each episode is an In depth conversation with parents of accomplished individuals who have disabilities, or successful self-advocates. These individuals and families dream big and have high expectations. These episodes will help families, educators, administrators, and non profits continue progress including people with disabilities in our schools and communities by increasing awareness, raising expectations, and breaking stereotypes. Visit us on www.bornfabulouspodcast.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Language:

English


Episodes

Part 4, Interview with Steve and Laura Riggio - Melissa's Place in History Books

4/18/2019
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The last part of a conversation with Steve Riggio, former CEO of Barnes & Noble, and his wife Laura, a retired educator, about the fascinating life of their daughter Melissa. Melissa was a published author, self-advocate, and role model. She happened to have Down syndrome. Melissa passed away in 2008 at age 20. The Riggios discuss Melissa's place in history books, more about her writing, and advice for young parents. Melissa's spirit and legacy live on in many ways, thanks to her drive, and...

Duration:00:16:13

Part 3, Interview with Steve and Laura Riggio - Discussing Melissa's Accomplishments, Best Advice Received, and More...

4/11/2019
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This is the third part of a conversation with Steve Riggio, former CEO of Barnes & Noble, and his wife Laura, a retired educator, about the inspiring life of their daughter Melissa. Melissa was a published author, self-advocate, and role model. She happened to have Down syndrome. Melissa passed away in 2008 at age 20. The Riggios discuss some of Melissa's better known accomplishments in writing, including her lyrics to two songs. Social highlights, their wonderful family, and the best advice...

Duration:00:29:13

Part 2, Interview with Steve and Laura Riggio - Thriving in High School and Beyond

4/4/2019
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Continuing a conversation with Steve Riggio, former CEO of Barnes & Noble, and his wife Laura, about the wonderful life of their daughter Melissa. Melissa was a published author, self-advocate, and role model. She happened to have Down syndrome. Melissa passed away in 2008 at age 20. In part 2, the Riggios discuss Melissa's life in high school and the often forgotten transition piece that starts before a student with disabilities graduates. College, employment, and independent living are...

Duration:00:28:17

Part 1, Interview with Steve and Laura Riggio - The Complexities of Inclusion in Our Educational System

3/29/2019
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An in depth conversation with Steve Riggio, former CEO of Barnes and Noble, and his wife Laura, about the amazing life of their daughter Melissa. Melissa was a published writer and self-advocate who happened to have Down syndrome. Melissa passed away in 2008 at age 20. In part 1, the Riggios discuss Melissa's life from birth through elementary school. They give an honest parent perspective of issues that are very relevant today, from the professional delivery of a disability diagnosis at...

Duration:00:28:34

Episode 1, Trailer 1 - Steve and Laura Riggio

3/7/2019
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Laura and Steve Riggio are the parents of Melissa Riggio, who was a published author, and a strong self-advocate. Laura is a retired educator, and Steve Riggio is the former CEO of Barnes & Noble. In this short clip, Laura Riggio gives an honest parental perspective on including students with disabilities in school. Born Fabulous will be launched March 29, 2019.

Duration:00:03:07