Inclusive Education Project Podcast
By Amanda Selogie and Vickie Brett: Special Education and Civil Rights Attorneys
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Disability rights is the next frontier in civil rights. We believe education is the key to building an inclusive society and ensuring that all students are given an equal opportunity. The Inclusive Education Project Podcast, hosted by Special Education and Civil Rights attorneys, Amanda Selogie and Vickie Brett, offers a fresh, smart perspective on what it takes to truly make our educational systems and communities inclusive. Tune in each week as Amanda and Vickie share insight on topics ranging from education reform to advocating for equal rights for all students, and participating in modern activism. This show will also offer user-friendly resources to help you and your family navigate the educational playing field.
||CleanHelp Defeat HR 620, Which Negatively Amends the American with Disabilities Act [IEP 016]||US HR 620 is being considered for a vote in the Senate this week. We wanted to address this timely matter because we have an important request. HR 620 weakens certain key provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, making it more difficult for...||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinter is Coming!: A Look Into the Special Olympics and Paralympics [IEP 015]||In celebration of the 2018 Winter Olympics, we’re diving into a discussion of the Special Olympics and Paralympics and how these competitions are furthering inclusion in athletics. We’re joined by our legal intern, Phillip Basch, to share our...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiploma or Certificate Track: What Does "Graduating" Mean For a Student Living With a Disability? [IEP 014]||As a parent, you (sometimes along with your child) must decide whether a diploma or a certificate of completion is what's best for your child. In this episode, we’re discussing the difference between the two, the requirements of each, and help shed...||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat You Need to Know About New Changes in CA Teacher Credentialing Programs [IEP 013]||Many schools and teachers aren’t equipped for implementing full inclusion or mainstreaming. Recent changes in Ca Teacher Credentialing programs are helping improve and updating the credentialing requirements for both general and special education...||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDyslexia, Learning Accommodations, and the New Guidelines [IEP 012]||There is much conversation surrounding dyslexia and what it is exactly. In this episode, we tackle the subject of dyslexia and how laws that have recently emerged are approaching this disability in academic settings. Joining us today is law student...||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe ABC's of LGBTQ Rights Protections with LGBTQ Affirming Therapist Jamie Swanson [IEP 011]||Show Notes How can we all become more aware and understanding of students who identify as LGBTQ? What can parents and schools do to become more inclusive? Joining us today is LGBTQ affirming therapist, Jamie Swanson, and she shares some insights on...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 Instances When It’s Necessary to Reach Out to a Special Education Attorney [IEP 010]||When should a parent reach out to a special education attorney as opposed to an IEP advocate? In this episode, Amanda and I, along with IEP advocate and law student, Victoria Lucero, cover the top 10 instances when a special education attorney is the...||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Our Education Laws are Formed and Enforced [IEP 009]||In order to understand why our education systems and laws are the way they are, it’s important to explore how they were formed and how they are currently enforced. In this episode, Vickie and I chat about the basics of our federal and state...||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTo iPad or Not to iPad – A Look Into Technology Inside and Outside of School [IEP 008]||There are many different types of assistive technology to help students living with disabilities in the classroom. In this episode, Amanda and I discuss the purpose of the various technologies available, the pros and cons of their use in school, and...||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Look Into the Life of an Adult Living with Autism [IEP 007]||For the first half of this episode, we’re joined by Vickie’s cousin, Kenneth Rubi. Ken is an adult living with Autism and he joins us to share a little bit of his experience as a child and then as an adult living with a disability. After the...||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebunking the Myths of Mainstreaming and Full Inclusion [IEP 006]||What’s the difference between full inclusion and mainstreaming? In this episode, we discuss some of the differences between the two in hopes of offering insight for parents who want to ensure their child(ren) receive the proper curriculum suitable...||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Your Child Eligible to Walk Through That Door? 13 Eligibility Categories [IEP 005]||What are the 13 categories for determining student eligibility for special education? How are they practically (and legally) applied? In this episode, Amanda and I break down the different categories and explain, from a legal standpoint, what is...||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould You Use a Special Education Attorney or an Advocate? [IEP 004]||When should you hire a special education attorney versus going with an advocate? While many advocates can provide useful assistance to parents, when a complaint is filed against a school district, the process becomes complicated. It becomes...||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Role of Mental Health in School Shootings [IEP 003]||Mental health issues are serious concerns that face many students in our school systems, and the correlation between mental health issues and school shootings might surprise you. What are our schools doing to better equip themselves to deal with...||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBetsy DeVos and Leaving All the Children Behind [IEP 002]||We’re exploring the Secretary of Education position and what it entails. This position has come into the limelight more so this year so we wanted to discuss who the new Secretary of Education is (Betsy DeVos), what her credentials are, and what her...||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Education and the Next Civil Rights Frontier for Human Rights [IEP 001]||We’re going way back in today’s episode. We’re chatting about one of the most influential cases in American history that helped lay the foundation for our special education laws today. We also discuss the importance of the language we use...||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome and Let's Get Inclusive [IEP 000]||In our inaugural episode, we share a little bit about who we are, what we do as special education and civil rights attorneys, and why we’re so passionate about getting the conversation going about making our education systems and communities...||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great and informative podcast!
So incredibly informative and entertaining! Cannot wait for more episodes to come out!
I think this could really make a difference in the future of IEP’s for students in school
For anyone who cares about education!
This podcast was very informative, and the information was easy to digest. The ladies are easy to follow and entertaining. When’s the next episode coming out?!