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Connecting The Special Needs Community. There is nothing more empowering than confidence and there is no greater need for
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Our programs offer support, information and inspiration for those on the special needs journey by offering practical and focused educational parenting programming.

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    • Health & Fitness

Connecting The Special Needs Community. There is nothing more empowering than confidence and there is no greater need for
that empowerment than when raising a child with a disability.

Our programs offer support, information and inspiration for those on the special needs journey by offering practical and focused educational parenting programming.

Become empowered, become confident, become the best parent and educator you can be.

    Autism As They Grow

    Autism As They Grow

    Amalia Starr and Bobbi Sheahan
    Guests:
     
    David Berkowitz is a brilliant man with Asperger’s syndrome who is raising 3 kids on the spectrum, He has started www.technewszone.com, an autism news and reviews site, and his dream is to help individuals with autism via technology, music and the arts. TechNewsZone would like to donate tablets to special needs educational programs, and help with music and the arts, to promote inclusion of those on the spectrum as well.
     
     
    Mark McMillian is a former American footballcornerbackthat played in the National Football Leaguefrom 1992–1999. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, and Washington Redskins. He led the league in interception yards in 1997 with 274. His nickname was Mighty Mouse, because of his 5-7 height and high vertical leap.  He is the host of Hard Hitting Radio, and he has generously lent his support to various special needs causes; in April 2012, he was  a featured guest at the Autism Care Walk.  

    • 29 min
    The Inclusive Class

    The Inclusive Class

    Terri Mauro and Nicole Eredics 
    Guest:
    Diana Loiewski/Tarane Sondoozi
    How to Have a Successful IEP Meeting
    Diana Loiewski is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University. She earned a Bachelors of Science inSpecial Education and Master's degree in education. She has been teaching since 1980 and holds an Administrative Credential and Cross Cultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) certificate. Her classroom is unusual in that her students are very active and can be seen using all of their key senses while learning. Diana is a public speaker and author, and has written a monthly column in County Kids parenting magazine winning first place recognition from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in both 1996 and 1997.
     
    Diana is currently teaching within San Diego’s Poway Unified School District where she works as a classroom teacher, an Administrative Designee to IEP meetings, and supports staff with curriculum and behavior management strategies. In addition to her teaching, Diana is a respected leader in the field of special education.

    • 30 min
    Autism As They Grow

    Autism As They Grow

    Amalia Starr and Bobbi Sheahan
    Guest:
     
    Connie Hammer
    As parent educator, consultant and certified parent coach, Connie Hammer is passionate about helping parents of children on the Autism spectrum uncover abilities to change possibilities. A licensed social worker with more than twenty years experience working with families, she currently consults with and coaches parents in person or by phone from across the country.  With her PCI Parent Coaching certification acquired from the Parent Coaching Institute on 2006, Connie helps parents adjust to the new life that caring for a child with Autism brings and saves them valuable time in getting their child’s special needs met. Whether she is guiding parents to manage everyday battles or accomplish long-term goals, she helps parents optimize their child’s potential in the neuro-typical world by transforming their worries and concerns into relief, results, confidence and joy

    • 27 min
    Our Kids Can Thrive

    Our Kids Can Thrive

    Sensory solutions - Therapy Tools and Tips
    Technology Overload
    How much is too much and isn’t technology the answer for kids with special needs?

    • 9 min
    The Inclusive Class

    The Inclusive Class

    Terri Mauro and Nicole Eredics 
    Guest:
     
    Robert Rummel Hudson
     
    Experiences with Inclusive Education
     
    Robert Rummel-Hudson's memoir, Schuyler’s Monster: A Father’s Journey with His Wordless Daughter, tells the story of raising a little girl with a disability and learning to become the father she needs. It was published in February 2008 by St. Martin's Press and was released in trade paperback in January 2009.

    In February 2008, Rummel-Hudson's article about Schuyler, “Love Beyond Words,” was published in Good Housekeeping. Schuyler’s Monster was positively reviewed in People and was excerpted in Wondertime in March 2008. He and his family have been featured on American Public Radio’s "Weekend America", WFAA’s "Good Morning Texas" and KERA’s "Think with Krys Boyd".

    • 30 min

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