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GPS Advocacy

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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.

On-Demand Episodes

I interview Dennise Goldberg, of IEP Advocates in LA. Dennise is a parent of a child with special needs and a special education advocate, in addition to the being the founder of an online network for parents of special needs. You can catch... more

I interview Jeff Garrison-Tate and Shane Walker regarding the upcoming film screening of "Forgotten Lives" on January 24, 2011.

Gloria interviews Joan Scoggin, parent advocate in Illinois. Joan talks about her top tips for parents.

Gloria interviews Kim Stagliano, author of "All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa", a humorous account of raising 3 girls with autism.

Sandee Winkelman's son's case made headlines when she sued her district for private placement. Her case went to the Supreme Court and made even more headlines when a court said that parents could not represent their children in... more

Gloria interviews Joan Altobelli, former special ed director for two school districts. Joan gives tips for parents and also tells you what administrators are REALLY thinking as they sit in on your child's IEP meeting.

Amalia Starr is the author of Raising Brandon and is an autism expert and consultant. She can be found at www.amaliastarrspeakerautism.com.

Kelly is a fellow advocate with me at Cirkiel and Associates Law Firm and is a former special ed teacher. We talk RTI, assessments, and IEEs.

Robin Rettie is a special education advocate working in the Houston, Texas area. Robin came to advocacy through her work as an educator and through the death of her sister, who had a disability, while living at the (infamous)... more

Gloria interviews Deb Liva, a special education advocate in Texas. Deb is the founder of In Children's Best Interest and has been working as an advocate and paralegal for over a decade. Deb has a history of assisting parents and lawyers... more