By Carla Leader & Catherine Michael
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Finally, a podcast that informs (and entertains) parents with school-age children! Carla and Catherine guide you through topics like bullying, discipline, special education and more. Knowledge is power and we're giving it to you!
||CleanAdvocate or Attorney? - Who to Bring to the Table and When||Carla and Catherine discuss when to consider bringing an educational advocate to the IEP table and how to ensure the they have the appropriate expertise to navigate the process with you.||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe four letter F word parents need to know||FAPE (Free Appropriate Public Education) can sometimes be confusing. Carla and Catherine start to break it down in this episode.||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSchool Voucher programs - What you don't know||Carla and Catherine discuss school voucher programs or special needs scholarships and how they can be misused by school systems. You will not find this with a google search.||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSchool Refusal vs. Truancy - They're NOT the Same!||Carla and Catherine discuss the differences between school refusal and truancy, and how to get the school to address school refusal appropriately.||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan the school search my child?||Carla and Catherine talk about your child's rights inside the school and what the school can and can't do.||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProtecting Your Kids Online||Catherine and Carla discuss Fortnite fears and social media mayhem and share some important tips on keeping your kids safe online.||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat parents need to know (but won't find on an IEP checklist!)||Catherine and Carla give some crucial advice for all parents as they head into an IEP meeting. These tips can't be found in your typical "google" IEP checklist. Don't miss this important episode!||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is Predetermination? - How to spot it and how to stop it!||Carla and Catherine delve into the complexity of predetermination, giving parents the tools to ensure that they are meaningful participants in the IEP process.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscipline series: Programming During Expulsion||Catherine and Carla discuss how to ensure that expelled students do not fall further behind and how to ensure that the Interim Alternative Educational Placement is appropriate.||10/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeachers - this one is for you!||Catherine and Carla discuss teacher's rights when advocating for their students. If you are a teacher, a related services professional or anyone working in a school with students with disabilities, you can not miss this episode.||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscipline Series: Alternative Interim Educational Settings||Catherine and Carla discuss the ins and outs of alternative interim educational settings, when it's permissible and appropriate and who makes the decisions.||9/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscipline Series: Is your child's conduct a Manifestation of disability?||Carla and Catherine talk about "Manifestation Hearings" and how to determine if your child's conduct is a manifestation of his or her disability, which would prevent the district from changing your child's educational placement for disciplinary reasons.||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscipline series: Suspensions and Expulsions - what parents need to know||Catherine and Carla discuss suspensions and expulsions, student's due process rights and lament on the ineffectiveness of suspension and expulsion as a discipline measure.||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscipline - Legal Protection for Students not on IEP's or 504 Plans||In this episode, Catherine and Carla discuss discipline for students who are not identified for special education and when to know if they should receive the same protections as students who are identified.||9/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscipline Series Overview - what parents need to know||Carla and Catherine kick off a multi-part series all about discipline.||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParent must know: Your child's right to an IEE||Carla and Catherine share all that parents need to know about one of the most important opportunities available to students - Independent Educational Evaluations (or IEEs, for short.) Learn what they are and how to get one (at no cost to you) for y...||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSchool transportation - what parents need to know||Carla and Catherine discuss what general and special education parents need to know about transporting their children to and from school.||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBullying - what parents need to know to protect their kids||Carla and Catherine discuss what parents need to know about bullying to protect their children.||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOne of the most important things for parents to know is...||Carla and Catherine talk about what they think is one of the most important things for parents to school age children to remember! Knowledge is power and we're giving it to you!||8/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean504 plans and IEPs - here's what you NEED to know||Carla and Catherine discuss everything that parents everywhere NEED to know about 504s and IEPs. Knowledge is power and we're giving it to you!||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Former Teacher now a mom
It appears to be a little known fact, but special education teacher preparation programs hardly scratch the surface on the majority of what is here. I think if more teachers learned these things earlier we could avoid a lot of frustration.
Thank you so much for putting these together and making them digestible. Could you do some on LRE and inclusion?
This is a great podcast, I am learning so much about special education law. My daughter is just starting school, she has special needs and I don’t feel that the process is transparent for parents. Thank you for sharing your expertise!!
Fantastic information and explaination
Thanks for the great information.
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