This PodCast shares stories, resources, and support for people with disabilities and their families. You will hear content from self-advocates, advocates of people with disabilities, community members, and all others who share the passion or curiosity for advocating for disability rights and equality. It consists of one main host (Michael Arrigoni) and rotating co-hosts who will share their respective in the fight for disability rights.
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AP #010 Evan Whitehead, SEL Advocate and Servant Leader
Evan Whitehead is a Director of Special Services in an Elementary School District in Illinois, he has his Master of Education, oversees Early Childhood Programming, MTSS, SEL learning, and family engagement. We talk in depth about COVID-19 and the impact on mental health for all stakeholders. Also, we discussed mindfulness and a framework for post COVID-19, and struggles that students, parents, and educators are enduring.
AP #009 Andrew Behrman, Podcaster and Adult with CP
I have my very first reoccurring guest, Andrew Behrman, on the Podcast for episode 9. Today, we talk about his CILA living arrangement and how difficult it may be for a group of people with disabilities to find living arrangements in their community. He talks about some backlash that his future neighbors have given but tells how they will overcome this. Also, he has started his own Podcast "Wheeling and Dealing Sports".
AP/ICEC #7 Dr. Stringfellow, Associate Professor at Eastern Illinois University
On the 7th conjunction episode of AdvocacyPRIME and ICEC, we sit down with Dr. Jennifer Stringfellow about the benefits of joining an organization like CEC, how she enjoys mentoring students, and the amazing things that Eastern Illinois University (EIU) offers to students. Dr. Stringfellow is an associate professor at EIU, received her masters and PhD from University of Las Vegas (UNLV).
AP/ICEC #6 Bethanie Whittaker, ICEC Past President, Ray Graham Memorial Fund Chair
On the 6th conjunction episode of AdvocacyPRIME/Illinois Council for Exceptional Children, the past president (advisory council), Ray Graham Memorial fund chair Bethanie Whittaker talks to us about the importance of CEC membership, the amazing things that ICEC is currently doing, and the benefits that you get for joining a great organization like this! Bethanie has her Masters in Special Education and Educational Leadership.
AP/ICEC #5 Kevin Jones, Restorative Practices, Restorative Practices Trainer/Consultant for International Institute for Restorative Practices
On the 5th conjunction episode of AdvocacyPRIME and ICEC, Kevin Jones and I sat down to discuss Restorative Practices. Kevin has his masters in Restorative Practices, Educational Leadership, is affiliated with the Regional Office of Education #17, International Institute for Restorative Practices, Retired Principal for Alternative Schools, and Adjunct Professor/Trainer/Coach.
AP/ICEC #4 John Snakenborg, PEARSON Lead Trainer for SPED EdTPA, Associate Professor
On the 4th conjunction episode of AdvocacyPRIME and ICEC, John Snakenborg helps teacher candidates succeed on the required Special Education EdTPA during student teaching. He offers tips, suggestions, and uncovers myths to help YOU pass your EdTPA. Snakenborg trains the evaluators of this test, is an associate professor, and makes nation-wide presentations on this content.
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Michael’s passion is easily evident each episode. He is able to have guests break down tough topics so that people who may not be directly involved in the community can learn and enjoy.
Amazing resource for everyone!
Couldn’t think of a more passionate person to represent this vulnerable population!! Michael thank you for sharing stories, resources, and most importantly your LOVE for what you do!
No matter who you are, what you do, please listen and dive into the depths AdvocacyPrime!
Michael’s passion for people with disabilities shines through in this first podcast. I’m looking forward to more.