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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

Gloria interviews David Beinke, advocate for over 30 years. David gives tips on transition planning, his "Texas Two-Step", independent evaluations, and more.

Stacey Milbern lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina and is currently serving as Community Outreach Director for the National Youth Leadership Network. As Community Outreach Director, she gets to build power and community with... more

Liz Ditz is my friend from Twitter! (Do you know how AWESOME it is to connect with others on topics that really interest you???) Liz is a California mother of an adult child, now in college, who has learning disabilities. She has a private... more

Gloria interviews one of her mentors and the parent who took her under her wing when her son was first diagnosed with autism. Ronnie Schleiss sued her local school district, has been instrumental in organizing parents and affecting policy... more

Interview with Nagla Moussa, president of National Autism Association of North Texas.

Community Now! is a Texas-based nonprofit that assists people with disabilities in leaving state institutions so that they may live into their communities. Some facts: Texas has more institutions than any other state. Currently,... more

Gloria interviews Melanie Watson, parent advocate. Some highlights from the show include: "If I had a nickel for everytime I heard how 'shocked and horrified' a district was over something that happened", the dynamics of an IEP meeting,... more

Interview with parent advocate, autism expert, and bilingual speech pathologist Jill Ramirez. Interview includes conducting an IEP meeting as a business meeting, the grief process, Medicaid waivers, the intermingling of bilingual/special ed,... more

Quick tips from Gloria on your child's BIP (behavior intervention plan) and how it's related to systemic issues.