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  • 00:33

    Part 1 - "Top 10 tips for developing a fully appropriate IEP or Section 504 plan

    in Parents

    "Top 10 tips for developing a fully appropriate IEP or Section 504 plan"

    504- What Parents Need to Know

    Dennis C. McAndrews, Esquire, has worked for over thirty  years in the public and private sectors in several roles in the fields of estate planning and disability law. He is the founder and managing partner of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C., an eighteen-attorney law firm with offices in Berwyn, Scranton, Wyomissing, Wilmington Delaware, and Washington D.C., which regularly represents individuals and their families in a variety of areas, including estate planning/administration, special education matters, special needs trusts, elder law, abuse of vulnerable persons, guardianships, right-to-treatment cases, and injury cases.  He frequently acts as a consultant to other public and private attorneys with regard to estate planning/administration, disability and special education issues.  The firm also consults with higher education agencies and corporate entities regarding policies designed to protect consumers, employees and stakeholders.

  • 00:43

    Maverick Mind Series - IEP Testing

    in Parents

    MEASURING HOW YOUR CHILD  THINKS AND THE IEP   Measuring how your child thinks and relaying it in the IEP process. Listen to Dr. Florance explain how to interpret educational testing results with the unique profile of the highly visual student in mind.  Find out how test scores indicate whether someone is extremely verbal, a balance of verbal and visual, or extremely visual.  We will also discuss  auditory processing testing in the context of the highly visual child  

  • 00:30


    in Education

    How do you deal with an IEP? Measurable goals? Are they probably and possible

  • 00:31

    Protecting Your Child From Bullying In an IEP

    in Parents

    Bullying IS an IEP issue.   
    Hosts Jennifer Laviano a special education attorney and Julie Swanson a special education advocate host this very important interview. 
    Your child's IEP is a legal document that their school must follow. 
    The tragic suicide of a Florida teen from relentless bullying has sparked a firestorm within the legal system to put an end to torment and tragedy.
    If your child is being bullied you have rights and can use an IEP to protect them. 
    Two girls were charged with aggravated stalking, a third-degree felony and will be processed through the juvenile court system. Neither had an arrest record. The older girl was taken into custody in the juvenile wing of the Polk County Jail. The younger girl, who the police said expressed remorse, was released to her parents now under house arrest.
    If you havent already spoken

  • 01:01

    Understanding the IEP Process; Tips for Parents

    in Self Help

    The IEP (Individualized Education Plan) process can be an overwhelming experience for parents.  Once the IEP is in place, annual meetings can also leave parents feeling confused and unsure if their child who stutters is receiving the support they need to succeed in school.  Please join us and call in with your questions as Lynne Remson, Board Recognized Specialist in Fluency Disorders and Chapter Leader of the NSA Phoenix Family Chapter, reviews the IEP process and helps you understand how to get the most out of your educational partnership with your child's school.

  • 00:43

    Scout extensions and IEP for Scouts (ISAP)

    in Family

    We are honored ot have back on the show Tony Mei who the BSA National Chair for Speical Needs. 
    Today, Tony and I will be talking about Scout extensions and the ISAP (Individualized Scouting Advancement Plan) which is simular to a IEP in a school setting and we will also be talking about extensions are applied for and received to allow a scout to continue to work on differnt scouting achivements. 
    Learn the process, what can be asked for, what should be avoided and the ins and outs of the proecss. 

  • 00:51

    The Power Zone With DU: Special Guest Don Sinkfield, Help To Adjust Counseling

    in Psychology

    What is mental health? 

    What type of professionals can help me with mental health?

    How do you reduce mental stress? 

    What interventions can be put in place for behavior modification of your children at home and in school? 

    My child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), what is that?

    Is therapy specific to my needs as well as the needs of my family?

    Have all your questions answered on The Power Zone with DU this evening, as Darlene A. Anderson, founder of Darlene’s Utopia and published author of Not Without A Fight: 10 Ways to Win When it Appears You’ve Already Lost, welcomes Licensed Mental Health Therapist, Don Sinkfield of Help to Adjust Counseling & Anger Management.   Don has two practicing locations based within New York City, where he and a team of clinical professionals provide outpatient mental health services within the modules of general therapy, family therapy and anger management.  

    To learn More About Help to Adjust Counseling & Anger Management Visit them Here


  • 01:00

    AMCPress #482 'Acceptance: Terms and Conditions May Apply '

    in Blogs

    We are satirical news source which provides  uncensored news on numerous topics from around the world. We ransack political figures butcher them to size while keeping a keen eye on current news and events.   AMCPress & Co is the brainchild of Redhood and Alison.  Johnnie is our resident  Tech Wizard. Redhood is our resident international news satirist along with Alison who is the feeder of jokes and frank opinions.  Tonight's show we are having discucssion about numerous topics that involves disabilities and issues that surround the disability community as a whole. AMCPress & Co is also apart of the Uncensored Radio Network on Blog Talk Radio. You can find out more about Uncensored Radio at http://myuncensoredradio.com/.


    ** Some Media  (sound effects, news clips and other sounds. etc) is protected by Fair Use.  Beginning theme song is composed by Redhood & Alison and is owned by AMCPress &Co Digital Entertainment. All rights Reserved.  No copyright infringement intended**Find all of our links at http://itsmyurls.com/amcpress.


  • 00:30

    A Special Love for Caring for a Special Needs Child with my guest Donna Anders

    in Motivation

    We all have challenges! But when it is a challenge that involves your child; especially a child with special needs, it takes a special kind of person and a special kind love to be the kind of caregiver to best serve your child needs. Whether you have a child that was born with a disability or the disability occurred from some sort accident, its about knowing what to do and having the right resources available is what makes it a lot easier to give your child exactly what he/she needs as well as knowing how to care for yourself in the midst of everything. Well, today's show is about being a caregiver for your child with special needs and our guest Donna Anders, Special Needs Parent Advocate and Consultant knows first hand what it takes to be on the front lines for making sure that you and your child are heard and taken care of. 

    Donna Anders is a wife and mother of 3 boys (one with autism). Understanding the challenges families face firsthand, Donna has a breadth of advocacy experience. She has testified before the North Carolina State Legislature on behalf of autism insurance reform, met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill regarding the unique challenges and needs of military families with developmental disabilities, advocated for safety of students against the misuse of restraints in schools, attended numerous IEP meetings, and helped families navigate the complexities of the healthcare system. Through these experiences, Donna has gained the respect and appreciation of families she has served and senior military leadership for her family advocacy efforts. Currently Donna works as a consultant for a nationwide Applied Behavioral Analysis company as well as assisting parents nationwide as a parent advocate. 

    Contact Donna at Donnaanders44@gmail.com.


  • 00:31

    Cari Cornish and Special Education Law

    in Health

    Carin J. Cornish is an attorney.  She specializes in Special Education Law -- not the most lucrative specialty in law practice, but one which she find extremely rewarding in other ways.  All children have their own ways of learning, not all of which fit neatly into mainstream classrooms.  Cari is committed to helping to create the right nurturing environment for every special child.  She works through the Children's Law Center of Massachusetts.

    Cari talks with Joyce about the path that has led her to this specialty, and to her work with the New England Regional Genetics Group (NERGG).

    Sanfilippo syndrome was first described in 1963 by Dr. Sylvester Sanfilippo and is considered rare, with an occurrence of 1 in every 70,000 births. It is an autosomal recessive hereditary disorder, which means, both parents must be carriers in order for the child to be affected. There is a one in four chance of having a child born with Sanfilippo syndrome. There is a two in three chance that unaffected children will be carriers.

  • 01:25

    Rights and Resources for Children Born with Disabilities

    in Parents

    If a child is born with a disability or disorder the challenges can be great. Many parents are not aware of their rights, the law, or the best steps to take to make sure that their children get the best care for optimal development.

    Today’s “Brains in Toyland” segment addresses steps parents should consider and resources they should know about if their child is born with a developmental challenge.

    Our guests are education attorneys Eileen Libutti and Jennifer Frankola of Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP who are experts in family advocacy.

    We hope this is informative.

    Email us any time with questions and suggestions info@KidsAtoZ.com.

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    Best, The KidsAtoZ Team.


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