Meet the experts on the frontlines: the parents of children with special or unique needs. What do they wish they knew then that they know now? These parents share their insights and experiences with traditional and non-traditional professionals, their advice, and their wisdom. The lessons learned are valuable for all parents, health care workers, and educators.
Lisa Greer: A Mother's Transparent Perspective
Special Ed Teacher & Foster Parent Patty Speaks About Adoption
Kathryn Paylor-Bent: Disability Meets Fashion
Children's Anxiety With Hospital Procedures: A Father's Digital Solution
A boy and his mom: passions, dreams and spina bifida
Eleven-year-old Easton and his mother Jennifer are a great son-mom team. In this episode, we will hear from both and learn about support dogs, supercars, playgrounds, pregnancy, birth, and spina bifida.
George Estreich: A father speaks about Down syndrome and biotechnology
George Estreich is an award-winning writer. In this episode, George talks about raising his daughter, Laura, who was born with Down syndrome.
Extremely well done series, thoughtful and heartfelt. Topics that go right to the the humanity that seems to be missing in our lives in todays world.
Informative, Touching, and Inspirational
I love this podcast. It affects you in wonderful ways — informing and inspiring on people and subjects that are often avoided, but shouldn’t be. Carole converses so naturally with her interview subjects, and the result is both intimate and entertaining. Encouraged by the episode Blind From Birth, l sought out an interaction with a blind stranger when it presented itself to me, and it was a very positive experience. At that moment I realized the power of these shared stories. Wisdom Shared is a hidden gem of a podcast.
I’m drawn into the unique world of Carole’s guests
Just listened to the newest episode of Carole’s podcast: “Tough Love: A Blind Man tells his story.” I am amazed and delighted once again to feel present with Carole’s guest — in this case a man navigating without the visuals we take for granted. I feel as if I’ve entered the daily reality of Josh Burch, as I hear Carole elicit the human side of his challenges, and as Josh highlights the tools and attitudes he has chosen in order to flourish in a world of sighted people. Carole has a palpable gift for empathy — She knows how to make her podcast feel safe and inviting for her guests. She knows how to elicit information in a non-didactic way that - for me- draws me in and educates me.