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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 65 Growing Roots

11/9/2018
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Growing Roots. Growing Roots is a new program in West Michigan that’s introducing therapeutic farming. We al know that getting your hands in the soil can help you relax. You get a feeling of accomplishment and it helps to relieve stress. The same thing holds true with caring for animals, whether it’s a pet or […] The post Special Parents Confidential 65 Growing Roots appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:17:37

Special Parents Confidential 64 5p Syndrome aka Cri du Chat

10/31/2018
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5p Syndrome aka Cri du Chat. Cri du Chat, aka 5p Syndrome is a chromosomal deletion disorder resulting in a wide spectrum of intellectual and developmental abilities. Each year in the United States, approximately 50 to 60 children are born with Cri du Chat, or 5p Syndrome. These individuals will likely need a lifetime of support. […] The post Special Parents Confidential 64 5p Syndrome aka Cri du Chat appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:23:35

Special Parents Confidential 63 Inclusive Education Project

10/22/2018
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Inclusive Education Project. The Inclusive Education Project is a non-profit charity, founded by two special education lawyers, Amanda Selogie and Vickie Brett. It’s also the name of the podcast they both host that deals with subjects on special education law and advice. Special Education Lawyers. Amanda and Vickie started the Inclusive Education Project to, in […] The post Special Parents Confidential 63 Inclusive Education Project appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:01:05:17

Special Parents Confidential Episode 62 Lori’s Voice

9/4/2018
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Lori’s Voice. We’re introducing you to Lori and Dave Hastings, and their organization, Lori’s Voice. As any parent of a special needs child can tell you, money is one of the biggest challenges. It seems that everything involving your child requires large amounts of money. Medical treatments, therapies, additional equipment, travel expenses, the list can […] The post Special Parents Confidential Episode 62 Lori’s Voice appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:14:05

Special Parents Confidential 61 Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

8/10/2018
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Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes. “The Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes, or EDS is a group of connective tissue disorders characterized by joint hypermobility (joints that stretch further than normal), skin hyperextensibility (skin that can be stretched further than normal), and tissue fragility.” The above is from the ‘What is EDS’ webpage of the Ehlers-Danlos Society. EDS is a genetic disorder that, for […] The post Special Parents Confidential 61 Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome appeared first on Special Parents...

Duration:00:18:52

Special Parents Confidential 60 Military Families

7/18/2018
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Military Families. This episode of Special Parents Confidential is devoted to Military Families with special needs kids. Parents of children with special needs know first hand how challenging any situation can be from starting school, to getting the kinds of medical and therapeutic help their kids need, to just social life in general. Now add to […] The post Special Parents Confidential 60 Military Families appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:01:09:44

Special Parents Confidential 59 Parent Stories 03

7/10/2018
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Parent Stories 03 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 parents of special needs […] The post Special Parents Confidential 59 Parent Stories 03 appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:30:57

Special Parents Confidential Episode 58 Children’s Healing Center

6/8/2018
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Children’s Healing Center Every so often you run across an idea that is so perfect, you find yourself wondering why it hadn’t been done before. Such is the case with The Children’s Healing Center, a new play facility in Grand Rapids, MI. All Kids Want To Play We all know the importance that play time […] The post Special Parents Confidential Episode 58 Children’s Healing Center appeared first on Special Parents Confidential.

Duration:00:23:01

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