Special Education Out Loud highlights personal perspectives of special education and disability rights through the lives, stories, and experiences of families, professionals, and individuals with disabilities. This podcast highlights advocacy, fosters inclusion, and provides unique conversation around critical topics.
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DR. KRISTY DAVIES +
The COVID school closures have impacted the world of education on many levels, especially for our students with disabilities. The changes have been profound. Among the list of 'major concerns' every parent is holding, there has been a lot of buzz about regression in speech and language skills. In this podcast episode, Dr. Kristy Davies and Rachel Petrin, owners of Speech Language Associates, LLC offer their insight and experiences.
Episode 5 changes things up a bit here! We recently recorded one of our team meetings. Listen in as we answer questions about special education practices, policy, IEP mandates, guardianship, special needs trust, due process procedures, and more!
NICK ST. CLAIR
April is celebrated as the month for Autism Awareness, however, for a young man like Nick St. Clair, he celebrates Autism through his artwork each and every day. Listen to Nick's interview to learn more about his journey, artwork, ambitions, and accomplishments as a young man with Autism. In addition to being an artist, Nick is also a public speaker and aspiring mentor for young men and women with Autism.
MEGAN PATTERSON, PARENT ADVOCATE
Megan Patterson joins Denver Leigh on episode #3 to share her experience, observations, setbacks, strategies, and humor about being on square one as a parent advocate. From pre-referral to the first IEP eligibility meeting, Megan shares what she encountered and provides raw insight into a sensitive, yet critical topic ... referring your own child for special education services.
DR. BUZZ MINGIN
Dr. Buzz Mingin is an amazing guest who shares his passion for helping educators and students succeed using the system of Coping and Accountability.
Dr. Buzz provides raw insight and experience about the work he has done with various schools, businesses, athletes and celebrities, such as Justin Bieber. In this podcast episode, the purpose and passion behind Dr. Buzz's work is clear to see and inspiring to hear.
ROBERT SCHMUS, LCSW
During this hour, Robert shares personal details about his diagnosis and how it both challenged and inspired him throughout high school and college, as well as in his professional field of social work. Denver Leigh and Robert break down the stereotype and leave no stone of topic unturned, including sensitive subjects such as bullying, discrimination, and intimacy.