106 episodes

I attend IEP meetings for a living and you just can't compete with that level of crazy.This is the only podcast dedicated to helping parents navigate the IEP process.Warning: I've been told I have a Philly accent. I don't hear it. Also, I curse. It's something I'm working on as far as personal development. So please don't be put off. I'm trying.Inspired by her own son with disabilities, Lisa Lightner is an award-winning blogger and advocate. She has previously worked for her county's Arc and has served on the Boards of Directors for several disability organizations. Currently, she is her county's chairperson for the Right to Education Task Force, a federally decreed group set up in 1971 to ensure that all children in Pennsylvania had the opportunity to an education. When not attending IEP meetings with families or lobbying in Harrisburg and DC for disability rights, she can be found on the web at her IEP advice blog, A Day in our Shoes. She is known for her practical, realistic and implementable advice for parents.

Don't IEP Alone. Lisa Lightner

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    • 4.5, 58 Ratings

I attend IEP meetings for a living and you just can't compete with that level of crazy.This is the only podcast dedicated to helping parents navigate the IEP process.Warning: I've been told I have a Philly accent. I don't hear it. Also, I curse. It's something I'm working on as far as personal development. So please don't be put off. I'm trying.Inspired by her own son with disabilities, Lisa Lightner is an award-winning blogger and advocate. She has previously worked for her county's Arc and has served on the Boards of Directors for several disability organizations. Currently, she is her county's chairperson for the Right to Education Task Force, a federally decreed group set up in 1971 to ensure that all children in Pennsylvania had the opportunity to an education. When not attending IEP meetings with families or lobbying in Harrisburg and DC for disability rights, she can be found on the web at her IEP advice blog, A Day in our Shoes. She is known for her practical, realistic and implementable advice for parents.

    Living with ADHD with Dr. Sarah Cheyette, Pediatric Neurologist

    Living with ADHD with Dr. Sarah Cheyette, Pediatric Neurologist

    A pediatric neurologist talks with me about kids living with ADHD, the differences between boys and girls, medications and more. #ADHD #DontIEPaloneTips for Living with ADHD

    • 52 min
    Talking with Kids about Race

    Talking with Kids about Race

    My chat with Kyle Boyer about how to talk with our kids about race. To get the list of resources, watch the video or read the transcript: Talking with Kids about Race

    • 15 min
    OT Skills and Distance Learning

    OT Skills and Distance Learning

    I'm chatting with OT Jaime Bassman about easy ways to practice OT skills during distance learning.You can click that hyperlink above to watch the video or read the transcript.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Attorney-Advocate chat about Distance Learning and IEPs

    Attorney-Advocate chat about Distance Learning and IEPs

    I'm chatting with 2 special education attorneys about all things.To watch the video or read the transcript: https://adayinourshoes.com/attorney-advocate-distance-learning-ieps/

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Q&A about Distance Learning with an IEP

    Q&A about Distance Learning with an IEP

    I'm taking parent questions about distance learning during the pandemic. This is the audio from a Facebook Live event.To watch the video or read the transcript: COVID-19, FAPE and Distance Learning

    • 58 min
    Understanding PWN

    Understanding PWN

    This is a previous Facebook Live event that I uploaded to here for a podcast.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Skylar.Andie ,

Excellent, great information

I love this podcast, Lisa is very knowledgeable and honest. She admits when she’s wrong and does her makes an effort to listen to the prospective of disabled adults.

Three things:
1. I applied to the Facebook group and never got accepted.
2. ABA is ableist and leads to extreme trauma and often PTSD. It is also cure/fix based in approach.
3. Autistic and “person with autism” are not equivalent. Person with autism is seen as dehumanizing by many autistic people.

Tina-Louise Wallace ,

Lisa is amazing - a blessing!! Thank you!

I really want to leave a detailed review but I will come back and edit this. 5 stars isn’t enough!! Join the Facebook group, like and follow the page and start reading the blog!! Everything is so helpful!! You are your child’s best advocate and Lisa teaches you exactly how to be the best one possible!! She answers questions, she is constantly updating info. I honestly don’t know how she finds enough time in a day.

I’m a mom of 3, one is in first grade with ADHD and other diagnosis and an IEP. I am constantly spending any free time I have educating myself and it’s still not enough. Now I get to listen in the car too!!!

Thank you so much!

Oravet ,

So good!!!

As a parent of children with special needs, this podcast is a breath of fresh air and helps remind me that we are not doing this alone! The IEP/504 process is so hard and this podcast equips you with the information you need to put your best foot forward for advocating for your child with the school systems. If you aren't listening to this podcast and you are going through the IEP/504 process....do yourself a favor and subscribe today!

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