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An informative podcast that breaks down different topics and resources for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Disability Discussions The Arc of Larimer County

    • Society & Culture
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An informative podcast that breaks down different topics and resources for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

    Practical Strategies for Start of School

    Practical Strategies for Start of School

    Today, we are discussing how to have a smooth transition back to school for kiddos with special needs. We cover practical strategies for working with your child's new teacher or team and how to stay involved throughout the year. Please feel free to share your questions in the Q&A below!



    For more information, see resources below:

    https://www.understood.org/

    https://www.peakparent.org/

    https://www.foothillsgateway.org/

    https://www.thearcoflarimercounty.org/

    https://thinkchange.training/

    • 44 min
    Process Overview: Special Education Evaluations

    Process Overview: Special Education Evaluations

    Join me for a brief overview of special education evaluations, starting with requesting evaluations to determining eligibility for special education services.

    • 51 min
    The Joyhouse: Conversations with Seth

    The Joyhouse: Conversations with Seth

    In the third and final episode of our transition series, we have a few special guests! Meet Seth, an individual with IDD that lives in his very own joyhouse! He is living independently and creates art for an amazing store in Estes Park, The Joyhouse: Gifts with Purpose. We will also chat with Seth's parents as they discuss his transition to independence!




    Joy House Store | Special Needs Community| Estes Park


    support@joyhousestore.com

    • 44 min
    Navigating the Next Steps: School Based Transition Support with Thompson and Poudre School Districts

    Navigating the Next Steps: School Based Transition Support with Thompson and Poudre School Districts

    Today's episode is our second episode in our transition series. We have members of the transition team from both Poudre School District and Thompson School District on to discuss what you need to know to help prepare your child for this age and what to expect in a transition meeting at the school. They also highlight some services that the school provides for transition age students! BONUS: Learn about our upcoming Film Festival!



    Transition Coordinator, TSD, Jason Hanford: jason.hanford@tsd.org

    Transition Coach, PSD, Emilie Ring: emilier@psdschools.org

    • 56 min
    Navigating the Next Steps: Transition Services with DVR and Foothills Gateway

    Navigating the Next Steps: Transition Services with DVR and Foothills Gateway

    Today, we are starting our three-part Transition Services podcast series! This series will help families and individuals start to prepare for the transition into adulthood and develop the skills they need to be more independent adults. Come learn about how Foothills Gateway and DVR can help teens and young adults develop independent living skills, support employment goals and so much more!



    Department of Vocational Rehabilitation:
    Home | Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (colorado.gov)

    Foothills Gateway:
    Foothills Gateway - Empowering People with Disabilities since 1972

    • 1 hr 1 min
    All Aboard: Your Guide to Inclusive Vacation Destinations

    All Aboard: Your Guide to Inclusive Vacation Destinations

    Welcome back! Today we are going to go over some of the most inclusive theme parks, attractions and destinations as well as tips for planning your trip with a kiddo with IDD. We will also cover some amazing organizations that adults with IDD can use to plan trips and travel the world! Off we go!

    • 55 min

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