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Neurologically-based disability beginning before adulthood

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Talking With Tech AAC Podcast
Chloe Rothschild: Teacher, Author, Advocate, and Part-Time AAC User

Talking With Tech AAC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 39:43


This week, Rachel interviews Chloe Rothschild, an autistic advocate, author, teacher, and speaker who uses AAC to communicate part-time. Chloe currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Arc, a disability advocacy group, as well as working with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence. Chloe joins the podcast to share her amazing insights into using different communication modalities depending upon the demands of the situation, as well as a discussion of using her Apple Watch for AAC, working with nonspeaking children in an autistic classroom, why she like to use symbols to communicate even though she is a fast typer, and more!    Key ideas this week:  

MedNet21 CME Podcast
Care of Patients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

MedNet21 CME Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 55:39


Very Happy Stories
70: How to Heal Our Disconnected Kids with Dr. Robert Melillo

Very Happy Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 58:22


Fact...Most doctors don't know how to heal our children. They may offer relief from symptoms, prescribe a medication and/or help boost our child's deficiencies. But very few experts can tell you why your child has a disorder and how to heal from it. Today, Liza shares answers. She interviews Dr. Robert Melillo who reveals why our children present with so many disorders and how we can help them recover from brain imbalances and the many disconnections happening in the brain.DR. ROBERT MELILLO is one of the most respected specialists in childhood neurological disorders in the world. Dr. Robert Melillo has been helping children and adults overcome learning disabilities for over 30 years. His areas of expertise include autism spectrum disorders, PDD/NOS, ADD/ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, Asperger's, Tourette's, bipolar disorder, and other mental, attention, behavioral and learning disorders. He is also an expert in diet, nutrition, and neuroimmune disorders in children and adults.This is an important episode if you want to understand why your children are struggling and how you can help them from a foundational level – not just a band-aid remedy. Best of all, Dr. Melillo presents his research and findings in ways that we can truly comprehend. There is hope mama! Dr. Melillo will help you connect all the dots. Connect with Liza's Guest:www.drrobertmelillo.comDr. Robert Melillo is one of the world's most sought after and respected experts in Developmental Functional Neurology, Brain Imbalances, hemispheric integration and the correction of most neurobehavioral disorders and learning disabilities. In 2006, he created Brain Balance Achievement Centers which has approximately 150 centers and has helped tens of thousands of families. He is a prolific author and brain researcher and coauthored approximately 20 chapters in other texts on various subjects related to Dyslexia, Attention, Frontal Lobe Development and approximately 50 peer reviewed papers. In addition, Dr. Melillo has also written 5 best-selling books including his best-known Disconnected Kids which has been translated into 10 languages. He has presented at numerous scientific and clinical conferences around the world and has taught his own course in a post graduate level for over 20 years as an Associate Professor of Developmental Disabilities at National University of Health Sciences. Dr. Melillo has multiple graduate degrees in Chiropractic, Neurology, Neuroscience and Clinical Rehabilitation Neuropsychology. He has now created the Melillo Center for Developing Minds and see's patients in private practice all over the globe both adults and children.Follow Dr. Melillo on InstagramConnect with Liza Online:Liza's Personal and Group Coaching - https://www.veryhappystories.com/workLiza on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lizasveryhappystories/Liza on FaceBook - https://www.facebook.com/veryhappystorieswithLizaBlas/Subscribe to Liza's Newsletter – www.veryhappystories.comGrateful for our sponsor - Green Valley NutritionHave you heard of all-natural CBD products by Green Valley Nutrition? This company was founded by an entrepreneur who overcame PANDAS. Get 20% off. Click the link below and use the code VERYHAPPY.https://greenvalleynutrition.com/Very Happy Stories is Partners with the LymeLight FoundationThe LymeLight Foundation is a charitable partner in the Lyme community that provides grants to enable eligible children and young adults with Lyme disease to receive proper treatment and medication as well as raising awareness about Lyme disease. LymeLight has awarded grants totaling over $7.7M to more than 1,000 individuals in 49 states. To donate directly toward LymeLight grants which help those struggling to receive treatment > click here to DONATE. To learn more about treatment grants > click here for GRANTS.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Autism Parenting Secrets
Correct IMBALANCES First

Autism Parenting Secrets

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 53:10


Welcome to Episode 133 of the Autism Parenting Secrets. Dr. Robert Melillo is our guest this week and we focus on a very different way of looking at autism spectrum disorder.  In 2006, Dr. Melillo created Brain Balance Achievement Centers which has approximately 150 centers and has helped tens of thousands of families. He is a prolific author and brain researcher and Dr. has written 5 best-selling books including “Disconnected Kids” which has been translated into 10 languages. Dr. Melillo has multiple graduate degrees in Chiropractic, Neurology, Neuroscience and Clinical Rehabilitation Neuropsychology. He has presented at numerous scientific and clinical conferences around the world and has taught his own post-graduate level course for over 20 years. His decades of experience has enabled him to create programs and methods that address a key core issue that prevents people from being all they can be.  If you want to learn game-changing insights from someone who has helped tens of thousands of kids on the spectrum for over 35 years, then you will want to hear this entire episode.Dr. Melillo explains why he believes autism is not about brain injury.  The secret this week is…Correct IMBALANCES First You'll Discover:What Most Parents Don't Understand (3:39)The Problem Is Not As Ominous As It Sounds (6:14)Why It's NOT Brain Injury (8:55)The Importance of Better Understanding Left vs. Right Brain (13:53)The ONLY Way To Let Your Real Child Emerge (19:39)How Primitive Reflexes Hold Back The Brain (23:34)THE Core Root Issue (29:58)Two Ways To Address The Maturation Imbalance (34:18)How To Initiate Brain Development (37:06)Ways To Start Today (47:38)The Most Important Thing Parents Do That Sets Everyone Up For Success (50:13) About Our GuestDr. Robert Melillo is one of the world's most sought-after and respected experts in Developmental Functional Neurology, Brain Imbalances, hemispheric integration, and the correction of most neurobehavioral disorders and learning disabilities. In 2006, he created Brain Balance Achievement Centers which has approximately 150 centers and has helped tens of thousands of families. He is a prolific author and brain researcher and coauthored approximately 20 chapters in other texts on various subjects related to Dyslexia, Attention, Frontal Lobe Development, and approximately 50 peer-reviewed papers.  In addition, Dr. Melillo has also written 5 best-selling books including his best-known Disconnected Kids which has been translated into 10 languages. He has presented at numerous scientific and clinical conferences around the world and has taught his own course in a postgraduate level for over 20 years as an Associate Professor of Developmental Disabilities at National University of Health Sciences.  Dr. Melillo has multiple graduate degrees in Chiropractic, Neurology, Neuroscience, and Clinical Rehabilitation Neuropsychology.  He has now created the Melillo Center for Developing Minds and sees patients in private practice all over the globe both adults and children.www.drrobertmelillo.comReferences in This Episode:Disconnected Kids: The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological DisordersReconnected Kids: Help Your Child Achieve Physical, Mental, and Emotional BalanceAutism: The Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders--and What Parents Can Do NowAdditional Resources:Take The Quiz: What's YOUR Top Autism Parenting Blindspot?To learn more about Cass & Len, visit us at www.autismparentingsecrets.comBe sure to follow Cass & Len on InstagramIf you enjoyed this episode, share it with your friends.Don't forget to subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts to get automatic episode updates for our "Autism Parenting Secrets!"And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on Apple Podcasts. They really help us out when it comes to the ranking of the show and we read every single one of the reviews we get. Thanks for listening!

BoggsCast
Episode 12: Sexuality and Developmental Disabilities with Katherine McLaughlin, MEd

BoggsCast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 36:31


Description: Katherine McLaughlin, MEd, Elevatus Training Founder, CEO, and Lead Trainer, discusses sexuality and developmental disabilities. Interviewer: Bethany Chase, MSW, LSW, CESP, Training & Consultation Specialist at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities Click for Full Transcript of Episode 12

Get Authentic with Marques Ogden
How To Create Authentic Alignment, With Dr. Shira Ackerman!

Get Authentic with Marques Ogden

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 24:35


Dr. Shira A. Ackerman has her Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Columbia University, ten years of experience in the field of Behavior Analysis, and twenty-plus years of experience as an Educator (Preschool through Graduate School; Special Education, General Education, University Level). Dr. Ackerman is the Co-Founder & CEO for Creating Young Minds and the CYM Undiscovered League. She works with the families of all the young men, monitors their education both in high school and college, and has built relationships with community members in the Dallas Fort Worth area, as well as with many college coaches and NBA/GLeague/NBL Executives. Dr. Ackerman uses her academic expertise to help the young men in the program to grow and develop on and off the court. She monitors their academics, tutors them, communicates with high schools, and supervises the young men attending the year-round academy.Dr. Ackerman is also an experienced Academic Director with a demonstrated history working within the research industry. She has strong business development professional skills with Nonprofit Organizations, Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, and Data Analysis.http://www.creatingyoungminds.org

The Autism Dad Podcast
Navigating the Board of DD (feat. Rob Gorski) S5E53

The Autism Dad Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 21:22


In this episode, I talk all about helping my autistic son transition to adulthood, navigating the Board of Developmental Disabilities, as well as, things to watch out for, and how to avoid them. We've been talking about this on Facebook and I wanted to share what our journey has been so far. Come join the conversation at facebook.com/theautismdadHost Bio:Rob Gorski is a single Dad to three amazing autistic boys and Found and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. Multiple award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, digital marketer, social media influencer, and respected public figure for well over a decade.Connect with Rob Gorski: https://listen.theautismdad.comMentioned in this episode:Learn More About Bened Life Bened Life supports a neuroinclusive community with education and science-backed probiotics that promote mental and physical health. Bened Life prides itself on hiring neurodivergent staff that helps to run multiple facets of their business. Their medical probiotic, Neuralli, featuring the probiotic PS128, has already helped thousands of neurotypical and neurodivergent people worldwide. Learn more by going to benedlife.com. Use the code "theautismdad" at checkout for 20% off your first order.Visit Bened Life

Waves of Awareness - WOA it's A Podcast
WOA - Happy Holidays from Waves

Waves of Awareness - WOA it's A Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 35:57


Happy Holidays from Waves! This week we sat down with some important people involved with Waves. We had fun talking about different holiday traditions, holiday plans, and favorite Christmas movies! Waves wishes you a holiday full of love and good fortune.   This podcast is made possible through partnerships with Spread The Positive, TN's Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the Community Foundation of Middle TN. If you like what you hear, share with a friend and leave a review on this streaming service. Got an idea for a guest, email us at podcast@wavesinc.com. 

We Should Talk
No One Knows You Like You Do: Learning to Build Self-Awareness

We Should Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 16:54 Transcription Available


Self-awareness is the foundation of self-advocacy; there is no way to advocate for yourself unless you truly understand what you want, need, and desire. No one knows you like you do.  Listen to the latest episode to understand more about self-awareness and how to grow this personal tool. Helpful Links: One-on-One Self-Advocacy and Self-Awareness SessionSelf-Advocacy and Awareness TrainingArkansas Alliance for Disability Advocacy WebsiteSubscribe to the NewsletterDonateThanks for listening! Make sure to rate & review! Funding for the described program provided under Public Law 106-402 as administered by the Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities for the State of Arkansas. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the GCDD.

Sports Philanthropy Podcast
S6:EP 13--Evan Dabby, Executive Director, New Jersey Youth Soccer (NJYS)

Sports Philanthropy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 37:32


Join us for S6:EP13 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast as Evan Dabby, Executive Director of New Jersey Youth Soccer sits down with our host; Roy Kessel to share share his journey and the work that he is doing to transform lives through soccer. Evan Dabby is the Executive Director of NJ Youth Soccer where he oversees all aspects of business operations. Prior to that he served 16 seasons at the MLS League Office where he was responsible for a variety of programs during his tenure: Game Operations, Stadium Operations, Security, Supporter Groups, Sports Medicine and Team Travel. VisionThe vision of NJYSA is to provide fun and safe soccer experiences at all ages and abilities for the youth soccer community.MissionThe mission of NJYSA is to serve the youth soccer community by providing our members with programs, tools, education, training, and governance; promoting a positive, inclusive culture and safe environment; and encouraging the development of youth soccer players of all ages and skill levels. Overview New Jersey Youth Soccer runs an impressive array of soccer programming including travel leagues, recreational league and a Top Soccer program that provides opportunities for over individuals with Developmental Disabilities.With over 350 clubs participating in their leagues, NJYS serves over 100,000 players throughout the state. NJYS has made a strong effort to cultivate a positive experience on the field and to eliminate some of the negative experiences we have seen in other types of youth sports including major initiatives to reduce the abuse of referees and coaches.NJYS also provides support for other communities by donating soccer balls to Afghan refugess and by running a robust TOP Soccer Program for players with special needs. Over 1000 players with special needs participate in their program where they partnered with RJW Barnabas Health.They are also working to build mini-pitches by partnering with the US Soccer Foundation and they are excited about look ahead to the World Cup in 2026. One of the big initiatives is to create a culture of fun within the spirit of competition. Events like a Fright Fest Tournament highlight that point.As they look to the future, NJYS is also committed to growing the opportunities for girls and women as we celebrate 50 years of Title IX. NJYS is focused on getting more women involved in both coaching and officiating.

Empire State of Rights: Closed Captioned
DRNY 2022 Highlights

Empire State of Rights: Closed Captioned

Play Episode Play 45 sec Highlight Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 35:08 Transcription Available


DRNY's Executive Director, Tim Clune, Esq., shares Disability Rights New York's 2022 highlights and advocacy successes. And additional guest, Grace Combs, DRNY's Multimedia Editor & Producer,  joins to discuss DRNY's rebrand- why it was needed, the design process, and the future of the brand.**Show Notes**"Class Action Lawsuit Challenges the Prolonged Institutionalization and Hospitalization of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities" : https://www.dropbox.com/s/3ddxkjx1zcfiklb/2022.06.16%20Press%20Release.pdf?dl=0"Sweeping Lawsuit Brought against New York State on Behalf of Thousands of Medicaid-eligible Children Denied Mental Health Treatment" : https://www.dropbox.com/s/5tj1if2n6cpj4hh/2022.03.31%20Medicaid%20PR%20F.pdf?dl=0"DRNY Files Opposition to the City of New York's Motion to Dismiss:Inaccessible Sidewalks in Bronx Neighborhood" : https://myemail.constantcontact.com/DRNY-Files-Opposition-to-the-City-of-New-York-s-Motion-to-Dismiss-.html?soid=1128997988588&aid=cKMoBpjZm3U"Litigation against New York State Board of Elections Resolved -New York to Create Statewide Accessible Absentee Ballot Program" : https://www.dropbox.com/s/qnqjob6n6l9f2iw/2022.04.05%20Hernandez%20v.%20NYSBOE%20Settlement%20Press%20Release-joint-final%20%28002%29.pdf?dl=0"Statement of DRNY's Executive Director, Tim Clune on the Supreme Court's Ruling Overturning Roe v Wade" : https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Statement-of-DRNY-s-Executive-Director--Tim-Clune-on-the-Supreme-Court-s-Ruling-Overturning-Roe-v-Wade.html?soid=1128997988588&aid=ONsQD6CGZDoDRNY's C.A.R.E. Statements: https://www.drny.org/page/care-84.htmlPress Releases: https://www.drny.org/page/press-releases-27.htmlPublic Comments: https://www.drny.org/page/public-comments-79.htmlSupport the show

Pediatrics On Call
Reducing Harm from Firearms, Improving Training in Developmental Disabilities – Ep. 139

Pediatrics On Call

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 31:36


In this episode Lois K. Lee, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACEP, lead author of the updated policy statement and technical report on firearm-related injuries and deaths in children and youth, offers guidance for pediatricians to help decrease access to firearms. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk with Jen Smith, PsyD, BCBA-D, about her Pediatrics article on multidisciplinary training in the field of developmental disabilities. For resources go to aap.org/podcast.

The Academic Minute
Scott Landes, Syracuse University – The COVID-19 Burden Has Been Greater Among People With Intellectual and Developmental Disability

The Academic Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 2:30


The COVID-19 pandemic has not affected everyone equally. Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology at Syracuse University, focuses on one community. Scott Landes is an associate professor of sociology and O'Hanley Faculty Scholar at Syracuse University. Informed by his interest in medical sociology, aging and the life course, and disability theory, the majority of his […]

HealthCare UnTold
Rafael Salazar, Author and Podcast Host: Humanizing Health Care

HealthCare UnTold

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 30:21


Rafael E. Salazar II, MHS, OTR/L (Rafi) is a licensed Occupational Therapist based in Georgia. Rafi has worked in a variety of settings, from orthopedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, to academia, and even healthcare consulting. He spent the majority of his clinical experience working at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, where he was the lead clinician and clinical education coordinator for the outpatient specialty rehab program. In this role, he treated many veterans with chronic pain and helped to establish an interdisciplinary pain management program. He has worked on projects ranging from patient engagement initiatives to marketing communication campaigns to a multi million dollar project assisting the State of Georgia's Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities transition individuals out of state institutions to community residences. He has worked as an independent healthcare consultant since 2017, as the Principal Owner of Rehab U Practice Solutions, helping healthcare organizations and private PT/OT clinics develop effective patient engagement and retention strategies. Rafi also hosts The Better Outcomes Show, a podcast that explores the possibilities of a new healthcare and is the author of Better Outcomes: A Guide to Humanizing Healthcare. He has a passion for helping people overcome their limitations & pain to return to doing the things they love. He's on a mission to make healthcare human again. He is also the CEO of ProActive Rehabilitation & Wellness, a multidisciplinary outpatient physical rehabilitation clinic serving patients experiencing musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.  

Fight Back
Minicast: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Joining the Workforce

Fight Back

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 7:05


In this Fight Back minicast, join us as we welcome back Ken Barnes to explore the opportunities that persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities have in the workforce. Mr. Barnes is President and Chief Executive Officer of Options for All, an organization that serves, supports, and educates adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ken also discusses some of the impacts that COVID had on employment for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 - News Audio
Waltham Nonprofit Holds Raffle For Sold Out Taylor Swift Gillette Tickets

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 - News Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 0:47


Every purchase will benefit and fund the nonprofit's advocacy and support for people with autism and other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. WBZ's Brooke McCarthy reports.

Clark County Today News
Clark County Council seeks volunteers for Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board

Clark County Today News

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 1:53


The Clark County Council is seeking community members with expertise in or experience with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities to serve on the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board. http://bit.ly/3W13RNV #ClarkCountyCouncil #ApplicationDeadline #DevelopmentalDisabilities #AdvisoryBoard #FamilyMembers #BusinessCommunity #VancouverWa #ClarkCountyWa #ClarkCountyNews #ClarkCountyToday

ABCs of Disability Planning
How your State's Developmental Disability Council is helping you - Rachel London, Executive Director Maryland Developmental Disability Council

ABCs of Disability Planning

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 47:18


Creating Change • Improving Lives The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council creates change to make it possible for people with developmental disabilities to live the lives they want with the support they need. Their vision is that people with and without disabilities in Maryland live, learn, work, and play together. The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council (Council) has been creating change to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities since 1971. They focus on children, family, and adult issues. The Council is an independent state agency. They are led by people with developmental disabilities and family members of people with developmental disabilities. Every 5 years the Council develops a State Plan. The Council's State Plan includes our most important goals and how the DD Council will accomplish them. Their work is guided by a federal law called the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act – better known as the DD Act. There is a DD Council in every state and U.S. territory (56). The Council's funding comes from the federal government. They use their funding on the activities outlined in our State Plan. Their work is completed by staff, Council members, and grantees. Connect to learn more: Web: https://www.md-council.org/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/MDDDCouncil/ Twitter: @MdDDCouncil As an Amazon Associate, I earn commissions from qualifying purchases. For more information about True North Disability Planning: Web: https://truenorthdisabilityplanning.com/ Podcast (ABC's of Disability Planning) - https://anchor.fm/abcs-disability-planning Waypoints - https://waypoints.substack.com/ Facebook: @TrueNorthDisabilityPlanning Twitter: @NeedsNavigator Resource store (free downloads too) - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/True-North-Disability-Planning Have a question or request for the podcast? Submit it here - https://forms.gle/yCDArzz85vTypMwh8 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/abcs-disability-planning/message

Education Matters
A Legacy of Education: Sandra Dowdy & Calista Altenburger

Education Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 22:59


A Legacy of Education: Sandra Dowdy & Calista Altenburger - Season 3, Episode 11Education is a family business for many of Ohio's dedicated teachers, education support professionals, and higher ed faculty members. In Part 2 of our special "A Legacy of Education" season, we meet a mother-daughter duo in Northwest Ohio who share an important teaching philosophy: People first.SUBSCRIBE | Click here to subscribe to Education Matters on Apple Podcasts or click here to subscribe on Google podcasts so you don't miss a thing. And don't forget you can listen to all of the previous episodes anytime on your favorite podcast platform, or by clicking here.Featured Education Matters guest:  Sandra Dowdy, Lincolnview SchoolsSandra Dowdy lives in Van Wert, Ohio. She been married to her husband, Daryl, for 30 years.  They met at Bluffton University where she earned my teaching degree. She has two children who are both educators! Calista is an intervention specialist at Allen East and Justis teaches strength and conditioning along with physical education at Lima Senior. This is her 29th year teaching at Lincolnview Schools. She began as a high school Spanish teacher, then eight years later moved into a junior high math position, and for the past seven years, she has been a junior high language arts teacher. "Teaching is not a job to me," Dowdy says. "It's a privilege to be trusted each day to interact with my students and to be an influence on their lives." Calista Altenburger, Allen East SchoolsCalista Altenburger is a 3rd Grade Intervention Specialist at Allen East Schools, where she is in her second year of teaching. She earned her master's degree in Special Education through BGSU. She also worked for three years at the Hancock County board of Developmental Disabilities as case manager for SSA, and she worked for two years as a Job Developer with Capabilities in collaboration with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities. Connect with OEA: Email educationmatters@ohea.org with your feedback or ideas for future Education Matters topics Like OEA on Facebook Follow OEA on Twitter Follow OEA on Instagram Get the latest news and statements from OEA here Learn more about where OEA stands on the issues  Keep up to date on the legislation affecting Ohio public schools and educators with OEA's Legislative Watch About us: The Ohio Education Association represents about 120,000 teachers, faculty members and support professionals who work in Ohio's schools, colleges, and universities to help improve public education and the lives of Ohio's children. OEA members provide professional services to benefit students, schools, and the public in virtually every position needed to run Ohio's schools. Education Matters host Katie Olmsted serves as Media Relations Consultant for the Ohio Education Association. She joined OEA in May, 2020, after a ten-year career as a television reporter, anchor, and producer. Katie comes from a family of educators and is passionate about telling educators' stories and advocating for Ohio's students. She lives in Central Ohio with her husband and two young children. This episode was recorded on October 11, 2022.

Fight Back
Minicast: Developmental Disability: How to Find Support for Loved Ones

Fight Back

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 7:43


Millions of people suffer from autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and intellectual disabilities. In this minicast, Ken Barnes talks about growing up with his developmentally disabled twin brother, and the issues that he and his family went through caring for him. Former Options for All CEO Ken Barns shares about how to work through these issues and the resources that are available. He then provides some helpful tips about what people and families facing similar problems can do.

Mindcast: Healthy Mind, Healthy Child. A podcast from the experts at Bradley Hospital

Developmental disabilities are a wide range of conditions that affect an individual due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas.

Friends For Life Podcast
Ep 107: Shawn and Tiffany

Friends For Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 17:23


Tiffany and Shawn talk about their experience at the Tech Fest in Tiffin Ohio. Tiffany details her work as an SSA and Shawn details his love for photography and technology. More Friends for Life Here: https://bit.ly/3m0Pec7 

Waves of Awareness - WOA it's A Podcast
WOA - Best Buddy, Mason!

Waves of Awareness - WOA it's A Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 24:13


This week Waves of Awareness had the pleasure of sitting down with Matt “Man” Moore and his Best Buddy, Mason Shank! If you have been following along with WOA, you know the familiar voice of Matt Moore and you also know he is very involved with Best Buddies. We invited Mason on to talk about his 7-year friendship with Matt and how Best Buddies TN brought them together. Chris and Trent go down memory lane with these two best buddies and hear some incredible stories about their adventures together. Matt tells a story about the time he shared the stage with Brett Eldredge (see link below) through a Best Buddies event. If you're interested in getting involved with Best Buddies, like Mason mentioned, please click the link below to learn more! This podcast is made possible through partnerships with Spread the Positive, TN's Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the Community Foundation of Middle TN. If you like what you hear, share it with a friend and leave a review on any streaming service. Got an idea for a guest, email us at podcast@wavesinc.com. Video Footage of Matt and Brett Eldredge: https://www.facebook.com/bestbuddiestn/videos/10155013297856098/ Get involved with Best Buddies TN: https://www.bestbuddies.org/tennessee/

FASD Hope
162 - The Families and The Kids That We've Left Behind - A Conversation with Best Selling Author, Andrew Bridge

FASD Hope

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 59:08


FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience. November is National Adoption Month and FASD Hope is honored to highlight Andrew Bridge in Episode 162.  Leaving foster care at eighteen, Andrew Bridge attended Wesleyan University, then graduated from Harvard Law School and he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship. He began his legal career representing children in mental health facilities across Alabama. His work as an attorney and an advocate enforced children's constitutional rights to be free from staff abuse and to receive meaningful psychiatric care. Andrew returned home to Los Angeles as the CEO of The Alliance for Children's Rights. He defended children at MacLaren Hall, where he was once confined. He won the right for Los Angeles' 60,000 foster children to speak publicly about their treatment. He investigated the excessive removal of African-American babies from their parents, which led to one of the first government initiatives to stop it. Andrew is the Co-Founder of National Adoption Day. He went on to lead one of California's largest recruiters of foster and adoptive parents. Called to address the unjustified placement of foster children in mental institutions, Andrew has served as a Senior Advisor to the State of Illinois. His educational work resulted in the creation of New Village Girls Academy, California's first all-girls high school for parenting teens. Andrew serves on Arizona's Foster Care Review Board and he consults with child welfare systems and foundations. Andrew is also the author of the New York Times AND Los Angeles Times BEST SELLER book, "Hope's Boy: A Memoir". The Washington Post named "Hope's Boy" one of it's Best Books of the Year, with a review that called it "filled with vivid scenes and empathetic description...compulsively readable". In this THOUGHT-PROVOKING episode, Andrew shares: his personal journey and lived experience as a foster child in the Los Angeles Foster Care System, his journey in becoming an attorney and child rights advocate, insights and discussion points from "Hope's Boy", the punitive nature that was / still exists in child welfare systems, his thoughts on how to educate those in the child welfare system about FASD and other brain-based diagnoses, the beginnings of "National Adoption Day" in 2000 and how it's grown, his current work and initiatives and words of hope and encouragement. EPISODE RESOURCES - Andrew Bridge -  Hope's Boy - https://hopesboy.com  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-bridge-667860210/   FASD Hope Resources - https://www.fasdhope.com/ natalie@fasdhope.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1 Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/ “HOPE FOR THE FASD JOURNEY COMMUNITY”, CO-LEAD BY NATALIE VECCHIONE AND SANDRA FLACH TO LEARN MORE ABOUT “HOPE FOR THE FASD JOURNEY” COMMUNITY OR TO SIGN UP, VISIT THE BELOW LINK -  https://www.justicefororphansny.org/hope-community   Check out our book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy BUY IT NOW!

Health and Medicine (Video)
Trauma and Resilience-informed Inquiry for Adversity Distress and Strengths - Developmental Disabilities Update

Health and Medicine (Video)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 21:14


In this program, Dr. Anda Kuo and Alicia Lieberman, Ph.D., discuss how to address trauma and resiliency for people with developmental disabilities. Series: "Developmental Disabilities Update" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 38149]

Health and Medicine (Audio)
Trauma and Resilience-informed Inquiry for Adversity Distress and Strengths - Developmental Disabilities Update

Health and Medicine (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 21:14


In this program, Dr. Anda Kuo and Alicia Lieberman, Ph.D., discuss how to address trauma and resiliency for people with developmental disabilities. Series: "Developmental Disabilities Update" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 38149]

University of California Audio Podcasts (Audio)
Trauma and Resilience-informed Inquiry for Adversity Distress and Strengths - Developmental Disabilities Update

University of California Audio Podcasts (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 21:14


In this program, Dr. Anda Kuo and Alicia Lieberman, Ph.D., discuss how to address trauma and resiliency for people with developmental disabilities. Series: "Developmental Disabilities Update" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 38149]

Health and Medicine (Video)
Novel Therapies for Mitochondrial Disorders - Developmental Disabilities Update

Health and Medicine (Video)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 39:03


In this program, Dr. Gregory Enns discusses the latest therapies for mitochondrial disorders for people with developmental disabilities. Series: "Developmental Disabilities Update" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 38151]

Health and Medicine (Audio)
Novel Therapies for Mitochondrial Disorders - Developmental Disabilities Update

Health and Medicine (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 39:03


In this program, Dr. Gregory Enns discusses the latest therapies for mitochondrial disorders for people with developmental disabilities. Series: "Developmental Disabilities Update" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 38151]

University of California Audio Podcasts (Audio)
Novel Therapies for Mitochondrial Disorders - Developmental Disabilities Update

University of California Audio Podcasts (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 39:03


In this program, Dr. Gregory Enns discusses the latest therapies for mitochondrial disorders for people with developmental disabilities. Series: "Developmental Disabilities Update" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 38151]

FASD Hope
161 - FASCETS Friday - A Family's Transformation with Lynn and Clare Alsup

FASD Hope

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 41:22


FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience. Episode 161 is the FINAL FASCETS Friday Episode in which Episode 81 Guest, Lynn Alsup of FASCETS and her daughter, Clare, share how their family was transformed by the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model. Lynn was our first "FASCETS Friday" guest in Episode 81 - airdate September 14, 2021.  In this ENLIGHTENING episode, Lynn and Clare share the following:  Lynn's work in FASCETS and the progress of her upcoming memoir, their family's FASD journey / life before Clare's FASD diagnosis, learning about the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model and how it TRANSFORMED their family, how their family is doing now, Clare's accomplishments / important insight and words of hope and encouragement. FASCETS RESOURCES - FASCETS Website - https://fascets.org/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FASCETS Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fascets_inc/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/FASCETS2   FASD Hope Resources - https://www.fasdhope.com/ natalie@fasdhope.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1 Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/ “HOPE FOR THE FASD JOURNEY COMMUNITY”, CO-LEAD BY NATALIE VECCHIONE AND SANDRA FLACH TO LEARN MORE ABOUT “HOPE FOR THE FASD JOURNEY” COMMUNITY OR TO SIGN UP, VISIT THE BELOW LINK -  https://www.justicefororphansny.org/hope-community   Check out our book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy BUY IT NOW!

Waves of Awareness - WOA it's A Podcast
WOA - Beth's Special Guest

Waves of Awareness - WOA it's A Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 20:19


WOW – Chris sits down with one of Waves founding family members and longtime Waves participant, Roger Sullivan. Roger has been with Waves from the very beginning in 1973. As Waves approaches its 50th anniversary in 2023, we thought it would be fun to reflect with Roger! Listen along to learn more about him! This podcast is made possible through partnerships with Spread the Positive, TN's Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the Community Foundation of Middle TN. If you like what you hear, share it with a friend and leave a review on any streaming service. Got an idea for a guest, email us at podcast@wavesinc.com.

FASD Hope
160 - The Fellowship of Rural FASD - A Conversation with Rob More

FASD Hope

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 70:28


FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience. Episode 160 celebrates the AMAZING advocacy, work and fellowship of the Rural FASD Support Network (Ontario, CA). The Rural FASD Support Network was founded by a small group of volunteers with personal knowledge of & lived experience with FASD in rural Ontario (Canada). Today's conversation is with Rob More, Secretary of Rural FASD. Rob and his wife Shelley are proud parents of three amazing young adult children impacted by FASD. Rob, Shelley and four other dedicated volunteers are the co-founders of the Rural FASD Support Network of Eastern Ontario, which is currently the largest, nonprofit, lived disability experience in Canada following "Nothing For Us Without Us". In this HOPE-FILLED EPISODE, Rob shares the following:  the history of the Rural FASD Support Network, the exponential growth & key developments of Rural FASD, the diversity & representation of Rural FASD, the exciting legislative update of the National FASD Framework Legislation in Canada (and how Rural FASD and others advocated on Parliament Hill on October 20th), the blessings (and challenges) of living in a rural area as a family of those with FASD and words of hope and encouragement. "As you have therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving."  - Colossians 2: 6-7   EPISODE RESOURCES -  Rural FASD - https://ruralfasd.ca/ email - ruralfasd@gmail.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ruralfasd/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/FasdRural   FASD Hope Resources - https://www.fasdhope.com/ natalie@fasdhope.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1 Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/ “HOPE FOR THE FASD JOURNEY COMMUNITY”, CO-LEAD BY NATALIE VECCHIONE AND SANDRA FLACH TO LEARN MORE ABOUT “HOPE FOR THE FASD JOURNEY” COMMUNITY OR TO SIGN UP, VISIT THE BELOW LINK -  https://www.justicefororphansny.org/hope-community   Check out our book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy BUY IT NOW!

Health and Medicine (Video)
Trauma-informed Care: Use of PEARLS Screening for People with Developmental Disabilities

Health and Medicine (Video)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 19:53


In this program, Karen Bohall-Ortega discusses the PEARLS screening in trauma care for people with developmental disabilities. Series: "Developmental Disabilities Update" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 38148]

University of California Audio Podcasts (Audio)
Trauma-informed Care: Use of PEARLS Screening for People with Developmental Disabilities

University of California Audio Podcasts (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 19:53


In this program, Karen Bohall-Ortega discusses the PEARLS screening in trauma care for people with developmental disabilities. Series: "Developmental Disabilities Update" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 38148]

Education Matters
Educators on the Ballot

Education Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 23:54


Educators on the Ballot - Season 3, Episode 6Decisions made in Columbus have an enormous impact on what happens in our classrooms every day. That's why it's so important to elect state leaders who understand the issues facing our public schools. On this episode, we hear from three educators-turned-OEA-member-recommended-candidates who fully understand those issues about how their classroom experience will guide their work in the next General Assembly.MORE | OEA Members can learn more about the OEA Member-recommended candidates on the ballot in their community by visiting Ohioballot.com. You can also learn more about the OEA Fund and its screening and endorsement process here. SUBSCRIBE | Click here to subscribe to Education Matters on Apple Podcasts or click here to subscribe on Google podcasts so you don't miss a thing. And don't forget you can listen to all of the previous episodes anytime on your favorite podcast platform, or by clicking here. Featured Education Matters guests:  Sophia Rodriguez, D-Ohio House District 84 candidate Sophia Rodriguez for State Representative (electsophia.com) Sophia Rodriguez is a high school Spanish teacher in Coldwater School and co-manager of her family restaurant of 41 years in Celina. She has served on the Mercer County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Ohio Education Association Board of Directors, National Education Association Board of Directors, President of the Western Ohio Education Association, President of the Coldwater Teachers' Organization, Chair of the Ohio Education Association Hispanic Caucus, President of Celina City Council, and as an educational adjunct at the Wright State University Lake Campus.  Sean Brennan, D-Ohio House District 14 candidate https://brennanforohio.com/ Sean Brennan has been a middle and high school teacher in Brecksville-Broadview Heights Schools for nearly three decades. He has served on Parma City Council since 2004, first as Ward 2 Councilman, then as President, beginning in 2011. Brennan's other leadership roles include serving as the Parma Public Housing Authority Board President (2011-present), City of Parma Scholarship Foundation Founder and Board Member, Parma Charitable Fund Founder and Board Member, and Big Creek Connects Advisory Board Member. Brennan, who is member of the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Education Association as well as an honorary member of the Parma Education Association, was an Ohio Teacher of the Year nominee, a Northeast Ohio Education Association (NEOEA) Positive Image Award winner, and was named the 2022 Cleveland American Middle Eastern Organization (C.A.M.E.O.) Teacher of the Year. Brennan has finished 110 marathons and multiple other races, including the Cleveland, Boston, Chicago, and New York Marathons. Rep. Joe Miller, D-Ohio House District 53 candidate Currently represents Ohio House District 56 https://www.joemillerforohio.com/ State Representative Joe Miller is a proud resident of Lorain County. Before entering the General Assembly, Joe Miller worked in both the public and private sectors. After a short time teaching and coaching in Texas, he returned to Ohio and joined a design build firm and became an Associate Director of Planning. It was this and time spent as a general manager in a print production office that gave him valuable insight into the challenges that face businesses here in Ohio.September 11th inspired Joe to return to the classroom where he has taught courses at both the high school and college level. In addition to being an active USGTF Professional Golf Instructor and OHSAA Basketball Official, he enjoys volunteering in his community and church. Joe and his wife Kelly, who is a fellow educator, currently reside in Amherst with their two sons, Joseph and Jordan and bulldog, Heisman. Joe Miller is a passionate advocate for quality education, jobs for hardworking Ohioans, opportunities for green energy expansion, and assistance to our veterans. Connect with OEA: Email educationmatters@ohea.org with your feedback or ideas for future Education Matters topics Like OEA on Facebook Follow OEA on Twitter Follow OEA on Instagram Get the latest news and statements from OEA here Learn more about where OEA stands on the issues  Keep up to date on the legislation affecting Ohio public schools and educators with OEA's Legislative Watch About us: The Ohio Education Association represents about 120,000 teachers, faculty members and support professionals who work in Ohio's schools, colleges, and universities to help improve public education and the lives of Ohio's children. OEA members provide professional services to benefit students, schools, and the public in virtually every position needed to run Ohio's schools. Education Matters host Katie Olmsted serves as Media Relations Consultant for the Ohio Education Association. She joined OEA in May, 2020, after a ten-year career as a television reporter, anchor, and producer. Katie comes from a family of educators and is passionate about telling educators' stories and advocating for Ohio's students. She lives in Central Ohio with her husband and two young children. This episode was recorded on September 29, October 4, and October 7, 2022.

Health and Medicine (Video)
Top 10 Lessons from ASAN (Autistic Self Advocacy Network)

Health and Medicine (Video)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 27:16


In this program, Julia Bascom discusses top lessons from ASAN (Autistic Self Advocacy Network). Series: "Developmental Disabilities Update" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 38145]

FASD Hope
159 - All About FASD - FASD and Bullying Part 2 With Dr. Jerrod Brown

FASD Hope

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 39:59


FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience. Returning to FASD Hope is regular guest and friend in FASD advocacy, Dr. Jerrod Brown in Episode 159 - "All About FASD - FASD and Bullying Part 2". Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., M.S., M.S. is a professor, trainer, researcher and consultant with multiple years of experience teaching collegiate courses. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic  Studies (AIAFS) and the Editor in Chief of Forensic Scholar Today (FST).  In this second episode about FASD and Bullying, Jerrod further explores the following topics: why it's critical to have a good knowledge of FASD / bullying, the links between bullying and self-destructive actions, cyberbullying, how bullying erodes mental health in individuals with FASD (and why they are already susceptible with mental health diagnoses), the further implications of bullying to already existing trauma and attachment issues, where to look for resources and words of encouragement and hope. EPISODE 159 RESOURCES - Dr. Jerrod Brown - jerrod01234brown@live.com American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) - https://aiafs.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AIAFSAssoc Twitter - https://twitter.com/AIAFS2011   FASD Hope Resources - https://www.fasdhope.com/ natalie@fasdhope.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1 Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/ Check out our book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy  BUY IT NOW!

The Best Practices Show
Transforming Lives: Treating Patients with Autism with Karen Raposa, RDH

The Best Practices Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 19:45


Transforming Lives: Treating Patients with Autism Episode #486 with Karen Raposa, RDH Imagine having a toothache, but you're unable to communicate. In fact, you may have patients like this in your practice. Autism affects many children and adults — and you can have a positive impact on their dental experience. And to teach you how, Kirk Behrendt brings in Karen Raposa, author of Treating the Dental Patient with a Developmental Disability, to explain the misconceptions about autism and ways to educate yourself and your team. Every person deserves great dental care! To start helping these patients today, listen to Episode 486 of the Best Practices Show! Episode Resources: Karen's website:http://www.karenraposa.com/ ( http://www.karenraposa.com/) Karen's email: Karen@KarenRaposa.com  Subscribe to thehttps://the-best-practices-show.captivate.fm/listen ( Best Practices Show Podcast) Join thehttps://www.actdental.com/ttt ( To The Top Study Club) See ourhttps://www.eventbrite.com/cc/act-dental-live-workshops-306239 ( Live Events Schedule) here Get thehttps://www.actdental.com/magazine ( Best Practices Magazine) for Free! Write ahttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-best-practices-show/id1223838218 ( Review on iTunes) Main Takeaways: Autism is not a monolith. Educate yourself and your team about autism. Become an advocate for patients with disabilities. Everyone deserves compassionate, life-long dental care. Get involved with organizations like AADMD to learn how to help. Quotes: “When it comes to autism, if you've met one person with autism, that's it — you've met one person with autism. So, there can be misconceptions that, ‘Oh, I just do the same thing for everybody, and it's going to help everybody who has autism.' But every individual with autism is entirely different.” (2:37—2:53) “Unfortunately, a lot of [misconceptions about autism] is because of the media. What the media tends to show is people who are higher functioning with autism. Because there are people who maybe are not comfortable socially, but they're brilliant. They're savants, and they can play instruments amazingly, or they can go through life, when it comes to their education, very easily. But it's a spectrum.” (3:36—3:59) “People don't realize, ‘What does that mean, “spectrum”?' Well, it means that some people with autism may be extremely intelligent, and some people may be severely impaired, intellectually. And socially, some people may be able to communicate well and get along with others, and other people may not have that ability at all. And some may need someone to care for them for their entire life, and other people may be very independent. And I think the misconception is that it's just this one image that you might have in your mind. And most of the time, individuals like my son, you don't hear about on TV programs or in the news, unless something really bad happens.” (4:01—4:44) “In general, most people go into dentistry because they want to help people. What tends to happen with the autism population is, most of the time, a dentist, a hygienist, an assistant, wants to help. They're just afraid they might do the wrong thing. And so, instead of trying something, very often, they choose not to help. And people with autism are human beings and deserve that valuable, life-long dental health just like everybody else does.” (5:01—5:35) “I can understand. I didn't know anything about autism. I was a hygienist. Prior to my son, I probably would've done the exact same thing and been like, ‘Oh my goodness. I don't want to do something wrong and have this end up being a bad situation. So, I'm just going to see if I can find another place for this patient to go.' And the reality is, there really are not places for these individuals to go. Everybody needs to chip in and help a little bit to make a huge impact.” (5:37—6:06) “You're working with this person; you've learned that this person doesn't speak to anybody. Imagine if they...

The LowDOWN: A Down Syndrome Podcast
Let's Get to Work: Down Syndrome Employment

The LowDOWN: A Down Syndrome Podcast

Play Episode Play 42 sec Highlight Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 32:52


On Season 6, Episode 6 of The LowDOWN: A Down Syndrome Podcast, Jason Konowalchuk and Aja Masters give us the lowdown on finding a job as a person with Down syndrome.Support the showThe LowDOWN: A Down Syndrome Podcast is produced by the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation. Learn more and support the podcast at DSRF.org.Follow @DSRFCanada on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Leave us a rat...

Waves of Awareness - WOA it's A Podcast
WOA - Early Learning: The Basics & Getting Started

Waves of Awareness - WOA it's A Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 33:13


This week's episode is all things early learning. This episode is full of pertinent information for any parent/caregiver looking for information on how to best support their child. Early Interventionists Gina Wilson, Jenn Choate, and Kate Harris join Eric Wilson, Johnny Sunshine, and Trent Denson to share more in-depth information about Early Learning and how developmental therapy works. The team discusses different developmental milestones parents/caregivers should look out for at different ages and how to seek support from TN Early Intervention System (TEIS). At Waves, developmental therapy (DT) can start as early as birth depending on the child. Services start with a referral through TEIS. Referrals can be made by doctors or caregivers. The team talks about what to look for in your child's developmental progress, how to talk to your doctor, and how to approach the TEIS referral process. If a doctor decides to "wait and see", our team suggests to "check and see". Getting into the TEIS process and developmental therapy are free to the family. In addition to discussing milestones and the referral process, the team also shares the progression of developmental therapy and how it has changed over the last 35 years. From a classroom setting to receiving services in natural environments, developmental therapy has become a support tool for parents/caregivers as much as it is for the children being supported. This week on Waves on Wheels you get to meet Eric! Eric is a longtime participant of Waves and has incredible stories to share. This will be Part One of Two segments diving into Eric's world and his love for country music! Links discussed in this episode: TN Early Intervention System: https://www.tn.gov/didd/for-consumers/tennessee-early-intervention-system-teis.html TEIS Referral Form: https://stateoftennessee-cvlyz.formstack.com/forms/teis_referral Extended Options Information: https://www.tn.gov/didd/for-consumers/tennessee-early-intervention-system-teis/extended-services.html This podcast is made possible through partnerships with Spread the Positive, TN's Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the Community Foundation of Middle TN. If you like what you hear, share it with a friend and leave a review on any streaming service. Got an idea for a guest, email us at podcast@wavesinc.com.

FASD Hope
158 - Breaking the Pipeline - A Conversation with Dr. Deanna Westedt

FASD Hope

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 67:05


FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience. Episode 158 of FASD Hope explores a controversial topic: the School to Prison Pipeline (STPP).  The STPP or SPP is the significantly increased tendency of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, students with brain-based diagnoses, developmental disabilities and BIPOC students to become involved in the juvenile justice system. In today's episode, discussing the STPP and it's implications for students with brain-based diagnoses (including FASD, Autism, ADHD, etc.) is Dr. Deanna Westedt. Dr. Deanna Westedt received a doctorate in curriculum and instruction and spent 22 years in education. Currently, she homeschools and provides guidance for families, both homeschooled and traditionally schooled.  She has a special passion for twice-exceptional students and providing learning that goes outside of a classroom box. Her insights into twice-exceptionality have been featured in publications and venues such as Psychology Today, Future First Education, and CABE. Dr. Westedt's research was featured in AERA 2020. However, her best accomplishment is that of the growth her boys made during their time in homeschooling so far, where her ideas on how to accommodate their special combination of giftedness and learning disabilities paid off. She currently provides coaching and writing sessions, as well as specializes in early literacy that can be blended into any type of setting. Additionally, she provides parent sessions, diagnostics, and flexible differentiation training for homeschool/ educational organizations. In this highly informative and thought-provoking episode, Dr. Westedt shares the following: her professional background, her family's journey, her passion for creating academic equity for all students, how she became aware of the STPP, how students with brain-based diagnoses (including FASD) become even more susceptible to getting involved in the STPP, addressing how the traditional cycle of discipline reinforces the STPP (especially for students with developmental disabilities & brain-based diagnoses), how a systemic shift is required to break this cycle, how to better support those students involved in the STPP / JJ systems and her words of hope for listeners.  "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths." - Proverbs: 5-6   EPISODE RESOURCES - Dr. Deanna Westedt - https://deannawestedt.com/ info@deannawestedt.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/drwestedt Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dr.deannawestedt/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/deanna-westedt-ed-d-64a2741b1/   FASD Hope Resources - https://www.fasdhope.com/ natalie@fasdhope.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1 Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/   HOPE FOR THE FASD JOURNEY ONLINE COMMUNITY - Co-Lead By Natalie Vecchione and Sandra Flach -  Hope for the FASD Journey is a faith-based, membership support community for parents and caregivers of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol and other substances. Led by Natalie Vecchione of the FASD Hope Podcast and Sandra Flach of the Adoption & Foster Care Journey Podcast— 2 moms living the FASD experience. With more than 20 years of adoptive parenting each, Natalie & Sandra offer abundant knowledge and resources to provide hope to families on this journey. “ TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE “HOPE FOR THE FASD JOURNEY COMMUNITY” OR TO SIGN UP, VISIT THE BELOW LINK -  https://www.justicefororphansny.org/hope-community   Check out our book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy  BUY IT NOW!

The Chatcast
THE CHATCAST: The Problem of Children with Disabilities & School Suspensions

The Chatcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 45:20


Ann & Rud Turnbull were on the UNC-Chapel Hill faculty early in their careers and then taught for three and a half decades at the University of Kansas. Rud is a lawyer specializing in disability policy and Ann is a special educator. Between them, they have authored 44 books (including two leading textbooks now in their 8thand 10th editions) and more than 500 articles and chapters. In 1999, they were selected by the National Preservation Trust in Developmental Disabilities as two of 36 individuals who have “changed the course of history for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the 20th century.” Their greatest learning has come from their son, Jay Turnbull, whom they have always called their “best professor.” Jay's multiple disabilities did not deter him from a life of dignity. Rud and Ann live in Pittsboro and are members of the Chatham Community branch of the NAACP and the Chatham school district's Equity Ambassador Team.You can reach Ann Turnbull at turnbull@ku.edu

The Behavioral Observations Podcast with Matt Cicoria
How to Think About Program Modification: Apollo Case Study Series #5 with Jim Moore

The Behavioral Observations Podcast with Matt Cicoria

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 47:52 Very Popular


After a brief hiatus, the Apollo Case Study Series returns to Behavioral Observations for its fifth installment.  In this episode, Dr. Jim Moore shares his approach to modifying existing clinical programs that aren't making progress. More specifically, we talk about the temptation to go out and purchase the 'new shiny thing' (as in curriculum, assessment protocol, data collection systems, etc...), and what things to consider before deciding whether making such changes is an appropriate course of action.  If you're a clinical director or supervisor, I'd say this is a must-listen episode. At one point, our internet connection phases out. Thankfully it passes quickly and the remaining conversation is pretty stable.  If you're digging these conversations with Jim, hit him up on LinkedIn, or email him  (jim.moore at apollobehavior dot com). Also, many of you have reached out to see if Apollo is a good fit as an employer, and if you're wondering the same thing, you can talk to Jim about that too, or check out their openings in the Atlanta Metro area.  Here are the links to what we discussed: Previous ACSS shows. Session 167 with Jim, "Making Science Part of Your Practice." Fisher et al. (2014). Increasing the saliency of behavior-consequence relations for children with autism who exhibit persistent errors.  Fisher, Kodak, and Moore (2007). Embedding an identity-matching task within a prompting hierarchy to facilitate acquisition of conditional discriminations in children with autism. Cariveau et al. (2019). A Review of Error Correction Procedures during Instruction for Children with Developmental Disabilities. Hayes et al. (1999). The Scientist Practitioner: Research and Accountability in the Age of Managed Care (2nd Edition) 2nd Edition (note: Amazon Associates link).  EFL Methods of Alternative Speaking (Pat, you're welcome ;-). I hope you enjoy this ad and intro-free episode, brought to you courtesy of Apollo Behavior! If you enjoy it, please share it with friends and colleagues!

FASD Hope
157 - Bullied, Broken, Redeemed - A Conversation with Candice Dugger

FASD Hope

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 55:28


FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Episode 157 welcomes back Candice Dugger (Season 1, Episode 39, Feb. 25, 2021) to highlight her CRITICAL work in bullying awareness / prevention / education  through "Bullied, Broken,  Redeemed". Candice is a nationally-recognized anti-bullying expert, author, speaker and trainer. Candice and her team at Bullied, Broken, Redeemed specialize in equipping leaders, parents and youth on all aspects of Gen-Z Bullying. Candice also is the co-founder of "Reimagine Education Conference", which specializes in helping families transition to homeschool. Finally, Candice is the founder of Kids Business Academy, an organization that comes alongside parents to teach the essentials of entrepreneurship. In this INFORMATIONAL and INSPIRATIONAL episode, Candice explores the following: Candice's family's journey with bullying / starting BBR, statistics, facts about bullying & kids / teens with neurodiversity, myths about bullying, how bullying is a cultural epidemic, key points about bullying, how BBR and her other initiatives support and help heal children / teens who have been through bullying and her words of hope and inspiration for listeners. "Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing."  - 1 Thessalonians 5:11   EPISODE RESOURCES - Candice Dugger - https://candicedugger.com/index.html Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cedugger/ Bullied, Broken and Redeemed Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bulliedbrokenredeemed LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/candice-dugger-1a606952/   FASD Hope - https://www.fasdhope.com/ natalie@fasdhope.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1 Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/ Racket - @fasdhope Clubhouse - @natalievecc Check out our  book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy  BUY IT NOW!  

Big Idea To Bestseller
Creating Young Minds & Inspiring Our Youth with Dr. Shira Ackerman

Big Idea To Bestseller

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 24:22


SPECIAL LAUNCH EPISODE!!! Big Idea To Bestseller client Shira Ackerman's first book Creating Young Minds is officially live and launched!Inspiring our youth inside and outside of the classroom is undoubtedly one of the best ways to create an impact and change the world. In this episode, Jake sits down with Bestselling Author and Co-Founder & CEO of Creating Young Minds and the CYM Undiscovered League, Dr. Shira Ackerman. Shira uses her academic expertise to help our youth and athletes develop both on and off the court. After listening, you'll understand how she went from gut feeling to book launch in just 4.5 months, how she wrote her first draft in just 29 days, and how you can use the strategies she teaches to support our youth's goals and dreams. What You'll LearnHow Shira wrote her first draft in 29 days The #1 thing we can do to support our youth and athletesHow writing a book strengthened her bond with her 7 year old daughter  Why listening might be the most effective way to show someone you careHow a gut feeling led to her book being launched in 4.5 monthsAbout ShiraDr. Shira A. Ackerman has her Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Columbia University, ten years of experience in the field of Behavior Analysis, and twenty-plus years of experience as an Educator (Preschool through Graduate School; Special Education, General Education, University Level). Dr. Ackerman is the Co-Founder & CEO for Creating Young Minds and the CYM Undiscovered League. She works with the families of all the young men, monitors their education both in high school and college, and has built relationships with community members in the Dallas Fort Worth area, as well as with many college coaches and NBA/GLeague/NBL Executives. Dr. Ackerman uses her academic expertise to help the young men in the program to grow and develop on and off the court. She monitors their academics, tutors them, communicates with high schools, and supervises the young men attending the year-round academy.Dr. Ackerman is also an experienced Academic Director with a demonstrated history working within the research industry. She has strong business development professional skills with Nonprofit Organizations, Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, and Data Analysis.Connect with ShiraBuy Shira's Bestselling Book on Amazon - Creating Young MindsVisit Shira's Website - Creating Young MindsConnect with Shira on LinkedInFollow Shira on IG - @cymbasketballConnect with JakeFollow Jake: @jakekelferWatch Jake Write His Next Book In Real Time! Text BESTSELLER to (661) 669-7363

FASD Hope
156 - It's Our Two Year Podversary! With Guest Host Jennifer Wisdahl

FASD Hope

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 51:30


FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience. FASD Hope Podcast is celebrating it's 2 year anniversary ( aka "Podversary")! FASD Hope launched on October 1, 2020. We are airing this milestone episode (a day early) on Friday, September 30th - International Podcasting Day. FASD Hope is thrilled to be active and embraced in both the FASD and Podcasting Communities!  Episode 156 is also a first for FASD Hope, in that our "Most Frequent Guest", Jennifer Wisdahl of FASD United is this episode's GUEST HOST.  Jennifer and Natalie have a heart to heart conversation with much warmth, hope and joy! EPISODE RESOURCES - FASD United -  https://www.fasdunited.org Jennifer Wisdahl of FASD United - wisdahl@fasdunited.org FASD Hope - https://www.fasdhope.com/ natalie@fasdhope.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1 Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/ Racket - @fasdhope Clubhouse - @natalievecc Check out our  book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy  BUY IT NOW!

FASD Hope
155 - Oshays Brain Domain - An Update with Maryelen and Paula McPhail

FASD Hope

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 31:41


FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience.  Episode 155 welcomes back the AMAZING mother / daughter team of Maryelen and Paula McPhail of Oshays Brain Domain (formerly Oshays FASD). Maryelen is a FASD parent advocate and Paula is an FASD Self-Advocate. Together, they are the leadership behind Oshays Brain Domain - a Social Enterprise based in Ayr, Scotland with a mission of supporting families / children with FASD. Since their previous episode (#66 - airdate July 13, 2021), Maryelen and Paula have wonderful updates about: their global expansion, supports, programs and FASD advocacy initiatives through Oshays Brain Domain!    EPISODE RESOURCES -  Oshays Brain Domain / FASD - https://www.oshaysfasd.org/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/oshaysbraindomain Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/oshays_fasd/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/OshaysFASD LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryelen-mcphail-fasd-969663165/ Email - info@oshays.org Phone - +44 (0) 01292 261094  (Scotland) The FASD Article that Paula wrote / shared - https://metro.co.uk/2022/09/09/my-mums-pregnancy-drinking-caused-me-lasting-damage-17307228/   FASD Hope - https://www.fasdhope.com/ natalie@fasdhope.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1 Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/ Racket - @fasdhope Clubhouse - @natalievecc Check out our  book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy  BUY IT NOW!

FASD Hope
154 - FASCETS Friday - FASD in Spouses with Suzanne Emery

FASD Hope

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 55:59


FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience. September is FASD Awareness Month!  FASD Hope is thrilled to welcome back previous guest (Episodes 89, 112) and FASCETS Facilitator, Suzanne Emery for FASCETS Friday! Suzanne Emery has a Master in Leadership Nursing and she is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a Certified Facilitator of the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model and she is a FASCETS Program Director. Today's FASCETS Friday episode topic is "FASD in Spouses". Suzanne has experience working with couples where one of the spouses or partners has a Fetal Alcohol or Neurobehavioral Diagnosis. Given the prevalence of FASD and Other Brain Based Diagnoses, Suzanne shares how determining a suspected FASD or other Neurobehavioral Diagnosis is critical with couples who are encountering tension and unresolvable challenges in their relationships.  Suzanne also discusses the following topics: exploring FASD/NB as the root if there are difficulties in a marriage / relationship, how to know if a spouse were on the FASD spectrum, why seeking a diagnosis (or ruling out an FASD) would be critical in a marriage / relationship, what to do if you suspect your spouse has an FASD, support or training that can help and stories of hope. NOTE - If you are interested in learning more about an online support group for spouses of those adults with FASD, email Suzanne at suzemery28@gmail.com EPISODE RESOURCES- FASCETS - https://fascets.org/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FASCETS Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fascets_inc/ Twitter -https://twitter.com/FASCETS2 To learn more about the online workshop opportunities given by FASCETS, click on the below link for more information or to register.  https://fascets.org/workshops/ Note - If you decide to sign up for a FASCETS training, please let FASCETS know that you were referred by FASD Hope (as this helps in supporting FASD Hope as an organization).   FASD Hope - https://www.fasdhope.com/ natalie@fasdhope.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1 Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/ Racket - @fasdhope Clubhouse - @natalievecc Check out our  book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy  BUY IT NOW!