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Award winning, world renowned authors, psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, advocates and respected children's foundations join us to help you better understand a special needs child.... and yourself. You are your child's best advocate - if not you then who - become an informed educated parent here at The Coffee Klatch.

Upcoming Broadcasts

GIFTED KIDS, ADHD, AND AUTISM: WHY TWICE-EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN ARE STUCK AND HOW TO HELP THEM Hosted by Diane Kennedy and Rebecca Banks, authors of Bright Not Broken and The ADHD-Autism Connection with Dr Temple Grandin. Diane is the mother of three twice-exceptional sons who has spent over 18 years advocating for special needs children. Rebecca, a veteran educator who has spent nearly a decade teaching in inclusive classrooms, is the mother of two twice-exceptional children. Together, Diane and Rebecca will examine the issues around twice-exceptional children—that is, gifted kids with hidden disabilities such as ADHD, Asperger's/autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, and related conditions. Their unique perspective and fresh approach will help parents, educators, and healthcare professionals understand who these kids are, why they're stuck, and how to help them. In a time when the diagnostic system is in flux and education is under fire, this program will look
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On-Demand Episodes

Mayer Johnson the leading provider of symbol-based products, special education products, and special needs software for more than 25 years.joins us to tell us about the best products for your special needs child on Blog Talk Radio

Michael Barton, Director of Development The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida an organization that serves as a source of expert opinion to the Epilepsy Foundation on matters relted to the casue, diagnosis and treatment of patients with... more

Chris Vacek CIO of Heartspring A Worldwide Center for Children With Special needs - Special Education advisor and autism parent http://www.heartspring.org/

Sera Rivers - Raising a child with non-verbal learning disability. Writer for Psychology Today Meet this amazing - and adorable - mom who has not only become educated herself but is educating others with her beautiful writings and... more

Derek Amato is truly one in a billion. He is possibly the only person in the world to have acquired musical ability after a traumatic brain injury. A severe concussion left him with the ability to play piano, an instrument he had never played... more

Dustin Tibbitts, President of InnerChange and Executive Director of New Haven Residential Treatment Center. Dustin's clinical expertise is in the areas of healing trauma, attachment, sexual abuse, personality disorders, eating disorders and... more

Amalia Starr National Speaker and Autism Advocate author of "Raising Brandon" Transitioning your autistic teen into adulthood joins us to discuss the journey to giving your autistic child independence into their young adult lives. Amalia has a... more

Dennise Goldberg Special Education Advisor -The IEP and Special Education Social Network creator is an incredible guest with an incredible resource for parents. Dennise joined us on our tweetchat and blew us away. Dennise has... more

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized authority on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. The apples don't fall far from the trees - join us to discuss adult and child ADHD. Untreated... more

GIRLFRIEND - The cast and creators of an incredibly powerful poignant movie join Marianne. Jerad Anderson - Producer and member of the band 100 Monkeys - Justin Lerner- Writer/Director Evan Sneider - Actor and maybe even a... more
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