22 episodes

If you're touched in any way by the life of a child with a disability, this podcast is for you. Each week, hosts Julie Swanson and Jennifer Laviano pull back the curtain on what really happens in special education. The Special Ed Files will explore real-world examples in special education, explain where mistakes were made, explain where the law was violated, and help listeners avoid making these mistakes. The podcast hopes to demystify the federal law that governs special education, and change the lives of children with disabilities by empowering the adults who work with them.
This podcast is a production of the Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio, and the first season was produced by Bryan Murphy. The second season is produced by Paul Ashton. To learn more about Julie and Jen's work, visit YourSpecialEducationRights.com. Executive producer is David DesRoches, director of community programming.

The Special Ed Files Quinnipiac University

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

If you're touched in any way by the life of a child with a disability, this podcast is for you. Each week, hosts Julie Swanson and Jennifer Laviano pull back the curtain on what really happens in special education. The Special Ed Files will explore real-world examples in special education, explain where mistakes were made, explain where the law was violated, and help listeners avoid making these mistakes. The podcast hopes to demystify the federal law that governs special education, and change the lives of children with disabilities by empowering the adults who work with them.
This podcast is a production of the Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio, and the first season was produced by Bryan Murphy. The second season is produced by Paul Ashton. To learn more about Julie and Jen's work, visit YourSpecialEducationRights.com. Executive producer is David DesRoches, director of community programming.

    No. 21 Gerri and the Unasked Questions

    No. 21 Gerri and the Unasked Questions

    Jen and Julie discuss with guest Gerri the process of taking a child through special education. Like previous episodes, the topic of schools and how they treat those with special needs is the main focal point. More in unveiled about how these institutions choose where those with special needs go. Specifically mentioned are the written tests children undergo to see if they have a learning disability, and how some tests are denied to children who might need it.
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    • 54 min
    File No. 20 Babs and the Bureaucracy Battle

    File No. 20 Babs and the Bureaucracy Battle

    Jen and Julie, along with their guest Babs, talk about the experience of being a parent trying to put their child through the education system. The challenges that come with being special needs, along with the bureaucracy at play by those in charge have made it difficult for Babs to find the right place for her son to flourish, This along with "The List" is what has attempted to hold her and her son back, and is the topic of today's episode.
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    • 31 min
    File No. 19 Jack and the Road to Independence

    File No. 19 Jack and the Road to Independence

    Jen and Julie discuss with guests Jack and Shannon the experience of requiring special education in modern education. Jack shares his stories and successes throughout the years while his mother Shannon talks about the struggles they both encountered when faced with adversity. This paints a picture of what it's like to live with special needs, and how everybody has the chance to succeed if given proper support.
    The Special Ed Files is directed by David DesRoches, and the podcast is produced by Paul Ashton and is a production of the Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio.
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    • 40 min
    File No. 18: Endrew and the Supremes

    File No. 18: Endrew and the Supremes

    Jen and Julie dive into the United States Supreme Court case of Endrew F. v Douglas County School District. This was a court case from 2017 that discussed the level of educational benefits school districts should provide students with disabilities as defined by Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
    The Special Ed Files is directed by David DesRoches, and the podcast is produced by Bryan Murphy and is a production of the Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio.
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    • 37 min
    File No. 17: Ricky and the Restraint

    File No. 17: Ricky and the Restraint

    Ricky is a child who has experiences of being restrained by the adults in his public school program. By the time a child is restrained and/or secluded regularly at school, it should be a sign that something is not working. Listen in as we address this important and difficult hot topic, along with discussing the incidents with Ricky’s mother, Stephanie, and learning how he’s doing now.
    The Special Ed Files is directed by David DesRoches, and the podcast is produced by Bryan Murphy and is a production of the Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio.
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    • 39 min
    File No. 16: Poppy is a Pain in the Neck

    File No. 16: Poppy is a Pain in the Neck

    Poppy is a third grade student with ADHD who is always in repeatedly violating other her peer’s physical and social boundaries. Poppy became “that” kid to her classmates and a crisis ensued. Join us and our special guest, Robin Fox, a social emotional educator who teaches us the 1-2-3 Done technique.You can check out Robin's website, which is www.social-eyes.org.
    The Special Ed Files is directed by David DesRoches, and the podcast is produced by Bryan Murphy and is a production of the Quinnipiac University Podcast Studio.
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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