LOMAH Special Needs Podcast
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Your host, Kim, has a teenage daughter with severe autism and other special needs that will require 24/7 care the rest of her life. Like many parents, Kim has a lot of important questions. She does not claim to know the answers for her child nor yours but does promise to search for them and share what she is discovering along the way. You will quickly find her getting things right just as often as wrong. These mishaps will also be openly shared as we all fumble through this journey together.
||Clean#50-Person Centered AAC||Their voice, not ours||9/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#49 - Person Centered Planning||Inclusion & Integration of Individuals with Special Needs||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#48-Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)||Speech Generating Devices||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#47 - Safety Series Recap & Guest Clips||Summary of the Safety Series||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#46 - Lockdown & Crisis Drills in Special Needs Classrooms||Preparing Special Needs Students for a Crisis||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#45 - Self Injurious Behavior||ABA approaches to help those w SIB||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#44 - Sexual Assault & Disabilities||Risk Reduction||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#43 - Closet Confessions of a Special Needs Parent||Respecting the Stress||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#42 - Autism & Seizures||What is the autism / epilepsy connection?||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#41 - Assistance Dogs||Paws with a Cause||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#40 - Cameras in Special Needs Classrooms||Should Special Needs Classrooms Have Cameras?||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#39 - Restraint & Seclusion of Special Needs Individuals||special needs abuse||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#38 - Wandering Precautions for Individuals with Special Needs||Special Needs Wandering||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#37 - Emergency Responder Preparation for Individuals with Special Needs||Special Needs Emergency||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#36 - Trauma Indicators in Individuals with Special Needs||Special Needs Trauma||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#35-Lessons & Updates from Season One||Season #1 of the LOMAH podcast has come to an end. Before moving along to season #2, we share lessons from the last year and follow up on past guests. Shownotes at https://www.lomah.org/podcast/35||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#34-Non FAPE? 5 Things to Do Before the IEP Meeting for Your Special Needs Student||Special Needs Education||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#33-Homeschooling with a Twist for Special Needs Learners||Homeschooling||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#32 - High School Time Crunch for Students with Special Needs||Special Education||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#31-Individualized Transition Planning to Guide IEP Goals in Special Needs Education||Special Education||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#30 Legal Rights After the Age of 18 for Students with Special Needs||At 18, parents no longer have legal access to educational information. IEP consent, requests for assessments, and information from educators are just a few rights that transfer from the parent to the student. Today’s guest, a special needs...||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#29 - College of Adaptive Arts||The College of Adaptive Arts is a new model of education with a commitment to lifelong learning paired with empowering students to creatively transform the way the world views individuals with disabilities. Students have 9 tracks of study in...||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#28-College & High School: A Student's Perspective||Jessica is a student at the University of Cincinnati’s TAP program. TAP is a college program for students with special needs and/or disabilities discussed in episodes #25 & #27. She shares with us how she became a college student, the...||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#27-College & High School: TAP Program for Students with Disabilities||The Transition and Access Program (TAP) at the University of Cincinnati is an example of a program offering opportunities for college students with disabilities as discussed in episode #25. Diane Clouse, director of TAP, answers our tough questions: ...||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#26:College & High School: On Campus Programs for Individuals with Special Needs at the University of Cincinnati||3 programs for individuals w special needs exist on the campus of the University of Cincinnati collectively known as Advancement and Transition Services (ATS). The 3 programs serve a wide range of ages, from 14 to mid-adulthood, and also a wide range...||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#25: College & High School-Think College for Students with Disailities||Think College is funded by the US Department of Education as a national coordinator for transition and post-secondary options for students with intellectual disabilities. Cate Weir is the program director of the organization and will discuss college...||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#24-College & High School: Series Introduction||High school and college education for teens and young adults with special needs and/or disabilities will be the focus of the next several episodes. Experts will be answering questions regarding options, supports, and what we should be doing to prepare..||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23-Housing: Creating a Housing Community for Adults with Disabilities / Special Needs||Desiree Kameka from the Madison House Autism Foundation joins us again this week with inspiring stories of special needs housing communities that have formed and are forming as well as tools for YOU to use should you want to create something similar....||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#22-Housing: 4 Things to Start Doing Now||Desiree Kameka works for the Madison House Autism Foundation where she serves as the director of community engagement and also is the director of a branch of the foundation called the Autism Housing Network. She is the national coordinator for the...||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#21-Housing: Family Home Model for Adults with Disabilities / Special Needs||The Family Home is the most common housing model for adults with disabilities. Often this model "happens" rather than being chosen and planned. However, intentionally choosing the Family Home Model and putting forth the same amount of planning and...||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20-Housing: Independent Apartment Community (part 2) for Adults with Special Needs / Disabilities||IAC model with Aaron Vorell||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19-Housing Models: Independent Apartment Communities (part 1)||Special Needs / Disability Housing||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18-Housing: 5 Insights on Special Needs Housing||Special Needs Housing Models||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17-Housing: Host Home/Foster Model for Adults with Special Needs||Integrated Life Choices is a premier example of successfully executing the host home model for adults with special needs. One of Shanda McClaren's many roles with the company is to pair adults utilizing this model with a host home. In this...||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16-Housing: Group Homes (part 2)||special needs housing||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15-Housing: Group Homes (part 1)||Housing Models: Group Homes||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14-Housing: Campus Model (Part 2)||Special Needs Housing||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13 - Housing: Campus Model (Part 1)||We begin our housing series for adults with disabilities by focusing on the campus model. Marbridge is an exemplary example of the campus model and in the next two episodes, we speak with Scott McAvoy who is the VP of operations. In this episode, we...||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12 - Finding and Hiring Caregivers for Special Needs Individuals||Mike is the father of 25-year-old Ben. Through the years, Mike and his wife have applied their experiences with Ben and also their knowledge from the corporate world to create a system of finding, hiring, and keeping quality caregivers for individuals..||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 Housing Models for Adults with Special Needs / Disabilities||If you have a loved one with a disability, you may have begun pondering where s/he will live as an adult. It doesn’t take long to realize there are a variety of options but not an abundance of them. Today we go over the models of care, share a must...||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10: Dignity in Disability & Special Needs||Dignity in Disability & Special Needs||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#09-The Joey Farm: Planning a Future for Our Special Needs Loved One||Special Needs / Disability Planning Adventure||7/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#08-Vacation Hacks: Special Needs / Disability Travel||Vacation Hacks: Special Needs / Disability Travel||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#07-Vacation or Relocation?: Special Needs / Disability Travel||Special Needs / Disability Vacation Travel||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#06-Cultivating Friendships for Special Needs Teens||Special Needs Friends||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#05-Camp Cabins to Long Term Living Solutions for Special Needs Adults||Alex Krem, Sr. was the founder of Camping Unlimited. This year marks 60 years of providing camping opportunities for children, teens, and adults with special needs. It is now run by his granddaughter, Christina Krem, along with Katie Giampa Today, we...||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#04-The Caregiving, Celebrating Balancing Act of Special Needs Parenting||special needs, disability celebrating and caretaking||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#03-Are we overestimating or underestimating our special needs loved ones?||special needs, disability expectations||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#02 - Airplane Travel Tips with our Special Needs / Disabled Loved One||special needs air travel||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#01-Aging Out||Many terms circulate in the special needs circle. When Kim's daughter became a teenager, she started to hear grumblings about what was around the corner. The terms "aging out" and "falling off of the cliff" were used interchangeably. What do...||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A Great Listen
As someone who has a nephew that has special needs, this podcast comes at a great time as he now reaches his early twneties. the show helps prepare you for what's to come and how best to help provide those loved ones with the best life possible. Keep up the great work!
Special needs housing options
I stumbled upon this pod cast series on special needs housing options. I have been so enlightened by knowing the different choices. With a 16 year old it is something that I will be looking at. Well done.
So real and thorough - an inspiration in many areas
Thank you very much for this great information. I belong to Coalition for Community Choice and was introduced to this from a tweet from CCC about Desiree being interviewed. When I went to your page and saw all the episodes I decided to start listening from Episode #1 (I haven't gotten to the one with Desiree yet) and am so thankful for your honest understanding and information.
As a parent, healthcare provider, advocate and guardian, I have been through so much - from crisis to stabilization but there is always a crisis looming in the horizon it seems and I'm always looking for ways to improve the situation, not only for my son, but for the community.
I am so thankful to hear from advocates who really do understand what CHOICE means and that everyone is different and needs to find what works for them - not someone else's idea of choice or what someone else would choose, but really looking at person centered planning.
Without getting too policical about it (I never realized how political the issue was until my son was in years of crisis and due to the poltical situation he was denied services at the local ICF/ID even after many hospitalizations. ) There were many denials along the way and I have become very accustomed to filing appeals and supplying data and information but even with real information the legislators and "mainstream advocates" refuse to acknowledge it and push an agenda that I'm finding many families do not want. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to break through the wall of advocates that are biased against true choice.
I hope that many people listen to your podcast and hear the honest situation - both pros and cons - and eventually the tide should turn.
Thank you again - I find inspiration from your podcast and always learn something new in each episode.
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