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Brought to you by Gloria Perez-Stewart, parent of a teenager with autism, disability advocate, and a community organizer. Perez-Stewart interviews parents, advocates, and attorneys and also includes experts with general areas of interest to parents: special education, special needs planning and general disability information.

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Robert TJ Thurston of Thurston Law Offices, has been practicing law for 26 years and hasbeen a solo practitioner for the last 7 years. He has had general practices in Illinois, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and has won several large trials.... more

Jolene Philo is the daughter of a disabled father and the mother of a child with special needs. After a 25 years as an elementary teacher, she left education in 2003 to write and speak about special needs. Since then her articles have... more

Gloria interviews Dawn Osborne, Executive Director or POCWASN, a community organization dedicated to improving the lives of caregivers of people with disabilities by providing respite and support.

Gloria talks with Dr. Amy Griffitths of Advance LA about their programs for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum.

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) is one of the world's largest and most successful organizations treating children with autism, Asperger's syndrome, PDD-NOS, and related disorders using state-of-the-art therapy. CARD... more

Kristina Chew is a Classics professor; mother of a teenage son, Charlie, who's on the moderate to severe end of the autism spectrum. She is also a translator and teacher of Latin and ancient Greek; a blogger, formerly at My Son Has... more

Janet Grillo is an Emmy Award winning producer, an Award winning writer and director, and a former Studio Executive. In 2007, Janet was Executive Producer of the esteemed documentary AUTISM: THE MUSICAL, with Bunim Murray... more

Kathryn Burke is the creator of LD Experience. She is married with two children; her eldest son is a gifted teenager with learning disabilities, ADHD and other health challenges. An active volunteer and education advocate, Kathryn... more

I interview Joann Collins, author of Disability Deception and mother of two adult children with disabilities. Joann's style is one I admire and we talk about her honesty about relationships schools have with parents. You can find her at... more

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