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We post interviews with experts on subjects relating to special needs children and adults for parents and family members, as well as anyone who has contact or relations with special needs people. Informative and credible information is shared. Each episode is like a support group meeting for families dealing with the challenges of children with special needs. Topics include education issues, medical issues, legal issues, social issues and more.

We post interviews with experts on subjects relating to special needs children and adults for parents and family members, as well as anyone who has contact or relations with special needs people. Informative and credible information is shared. Each episode is like a support group meeting for families dealing with the challenges of children with special needs. Topics include education issues, medical issues, legal issues, social issues and more.
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We post interviews with experts on subjects relating to special needs children and adults for parents and family members, as well as anyone who has contact or relations with special needs people. Informative and credible information is shared. Each episode is like a support group meeting for families dealing with the challenges of children with special needs. Topics include education issues, medical issues, legal issues, social issues and more.

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Special Parents Confidential Episode 57 Parent Stories 02

5/22/2018
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Special Parents Confidential 57 Parent Stories 02 We continue our new series of episodes dedicated to Parent Stories – real life experiences raising a child with special needs. When I first started doing these podcast episodes, my goal was to provide two things – answers and advice from experts on many subjects of concern to […] The post Special Parents Confidential Episode 57 Parent Stories 02 appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:47:02

Special Parents Confidential 56 Parent Stories 01

5/10/2018
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Special Parents Confidential 56 Parent Stories 01 We begin a new series of episodes dedicated to Parent Stories – real life experiences raising a child with special needs. When I first started doing these podcast episodes, my goal was to provide two things – answers and advice from experts on many subjects of concern to […] The post Special Parents Confidential 56 Parent Stories 01 appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:21:54

Special Parents Confidential Episode 55 Collaborative & Proactive Solutions

4/18/2018
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Collaborative & Proactive Solutions. In this episode we’re taking a look at Collaborative & Proactive Solutions, which was developed by Dr. Ross Greene and his Foundation, Lives In The Balance. Child behavior problems are always a concern for parents, and sometimes it can seem for parents of special needs kids that the behavior concern is […] The post Special Parents Confidential Episode 55 Collaborative & Proactive Solutions appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:36:10

Down Syndrome – Revisiting Special Parents Confidential Episode 34

2/12/2018
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Down Syndrome. Recently Gerber Foods announced their first ever “Gerber Baby” who has Down Syndrome. In honor of this great milestone, we are taking a look back at Special Parents Confidential Episode 34. Down Syndrome. Myths and Facts. Down Syndrome is one of the most well known of all disorders and disabilities. The common facial […] The post Down Syndrome – Revisiting Special Parents Confidential Episode 34 appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:25:35

Vaccine Safety – Revisiting Special Parents Confidential 22

1/31/2018
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Vaccine Safety. In recent months there’s been a resurgence of concerns about vaccine safety. Claims about this year’s flu shot being ‘not as effective’, has given the anti-vax movement new attention. But, as we noted in 2015 when we posted this episode, those claims are nonsense. So here’s a revisit of SPC episode 22, in […] The post Vaccine Safety – Revisiting Special Parents Confidential 22 appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:28:37

be nice campaign – Revisiting Special Parents Confidential 53

1/22/2018
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Bullying and social problems in school are a continuing problem. While improvements have been made in how some school districts handle these issues, the problem is still unaddressed in many cities, towns, and states. So we’re reposting SPC Episode 53, in which we learned about the ‘be nice’ campaign. be nice. A new program called […] The post be nice campaign – Revisiting Special Parents Confidential 53 appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:44:54

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein – SPC Episode 30

1/8/2018
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Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein We’ve decided to start off the new year by reposting what I think is one of the most inspiring interviews I’ve done. Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein. Blind Justice In November of 2014 Richard Bernstein became the first blind attorney to be elected as a Justice to the […] The post Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein – SPC Episode 30 appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:46:48

Deafness and Hearing Impairment – Revisiting SPC Episode 09

12/19/2017
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Deafness and Hearing Impairment. Deafness and Hearing Impairment are now very well understood, and once diagnosed, can be successfully managed. Everyone at some point in their lives experiences some form of hearing loss, either from their environment or due to advanced age. However many children are born every year with deafness or hearing impairment. Technology […] The post Deafness and Hearing Impairment – Revisiting SPC Episode 09 appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:01:05:28

Social Issues In School – Revisiting SPC Episode 08

12/11/2017
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Social Issues In School. When we talk about issues that can cause anxiety for parents of special needs kids, dealing with social situations in school and elsewhere is probably right at the top of the list. Will our children be accepted or will they be teased or shunned? Will our kids be able to handle […] The post Social Issues In School – Revisiting SPC Episode 08 appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:45:47

Death And Grief – Revisiting SPC Episode 32

11/22/2017
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Death And Grief. Death and grief are subjects that are often overlooked at the holidays. Celebrations can be difficult for families who have recently experienced a loss. Adults and children experience grief in different ways, especially children with special needs. The important thing to remember is there is no time-frame for ‘getting over it’ or […] The post Death And Grief – Revisiting SPC Episode 32 appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:26:52

A Sibling’s Perspective – Revisiting SPC Episode 31

11/21/2017
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A Sibling’s Perspective. The Holidays always mean family visits, and with that in mind, we thought our episode on a sibling’s perspective would be a good one to repost. This episode is from October of 2015, when we interviewed Aubrey Boerma, who grew up with an older brother who has Autism. What’s it like growing […] The post A Sibling’s Perspective – Revisiting SPC Episode 31 appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:19:07

Sibling Support – Revisiting SPC Episode 29

11/20/2017
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Sibling Support The Holidays always mean family visits, and with that in mind, we thought the subject of Sibling Support would be a good one to repost. This is the first of two episodes on Sibling Support we did, back in July of 2015. Being a parent of a special needs child requires a great […] The post Sibling Support – Revisiting SPC Episode 29 appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:47:04

Learn The Signs – Act Early – Revisiting SPC Episode 37

11/13/2017
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Learn The Signs – Act Early Last spring we talked to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention about their Learn The Signs, Act Early, program to help parents better understand if their child has Autism. Autism is a growing concern for parents across the United States and around the world. It’s estimated that 1 […] The post Learn The Signs – Act Early – Revisiting SPC Episode 37 appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:19:11

Colds and the Flu – Revisiting SPC Episode 48

11/8/2017
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Colds and the Flu – Revisiting SPC Episode 48 It seems like every year the season for colds and the flu gets longer. Whether you’re a parent of a special needs child or not, our kids are coming down with colds and the flu all year round – for that matter, so are we parents. […] The post Colds and the Flu – Revisiting SPC Episode 48 appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:46:14

Applied Behavior Analysis ABA – Revisiting SPC Episode 15

10/2/2017
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Applied Behavior Analysis. ABA. In January of 2014 we posted episode 15 of Special Parents Confidential, in which we learned about Applied Behavior Analysis ABA. Our guest was Conny Raaymakers, who is a board certified behavior analyst. Her interview has become our most downloaded and listened to episode, with nearly double the listens of any […] The post Applied Behavior Analysis ABA – Revisiting SPC Episode 15 appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:23:34

Education Funding – Revisiting SPC Episode 27

9/19/2017
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Education Funding Every year it seems the news is full of stories with politicians calling either for cuts in education funding, or increases in education funding. This year, however, cuts were attempted in special education funding. Thankfully, the Congress was able to work out a bill that increased funding for special education. Never the less, […] The post Education Funding – Revisiting SPC Episode 27 appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:23:49

Special Parents Confidential 54 Neurocore and the Education Secretary

7/13/2017
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Neurocore and the Education Secretary The new Eduction Secretary of the United States has caused some controversy in the past months since her appointment over her views on special education, and her financial ties to a company called Neurocore. Specifically, she seems to have no interest in special education at all. Indeed, one of the […] The post Special Parents Confidential 54 Neurocore and the Education Secretary appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:28:04

Special Parents Confidential 52 Ponseti Method of Clubfoot Treatment

5/24/2017
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Ponseti Method of Clubfoot Treatment Clubfoot, or talipes equinovarus, is a treatable birth defect that affects approximately 150,000-200,000 children each year. When clubfoot occurs the foot is twisted inward and down. For decades the standard treatment for clubfoot consisted of performing radical surgery on the tendons and bones of an infant’s feet. In the mid […] The post Special Parents Confidential 52 Ponseti Method of Clubfoot Treatment appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:45:06

Special Parents Confidential 51 Michigan Alliance For Families

5/19/2017
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Michigan Alliance For Families. Find out how the Michigan Alliance For Families, and other similar organizations around the United States can help you negotiate special education services for free. What Is The Michigan Alliance For Families? Trying to get help with the special education process can be very difficult, and potentially expensive. There are dozens […] The post Special Parents Confidential 51 Michigan Alliance For Families appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:29:35

Early Intervention – Revisiting Special Parents Confidential Episode 25

4/30/2017
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Early Intervention – Revisiting Special Parents Confidential Episode 25. It’s IEP Season and we’re looking back on older episodes that deal with Individualized Education Plans. Early Intervention is one of the first terms that parents hear when they are trying to find help for their children. We talk to an early intervention coordinator to learn […] The post Early Intervention – Revisiting Special Parents Confidential Episode 25 appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:31:57

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