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A call-in advocacy radio talk show led by two mothers living in the Nation's Capital who share the hurdles of raising kids with disabilities.

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When you are a parent of a child with disability, you are forced to try new things. So let's try Drum Therapy. Pat Gesualdo is an award winning drummer, author and educator and pioneer of Drum Therapy. Join us to learn what Drum... more

As we know raising children is expensive, let alone children with disabilities. Mark Friese, Vice President of the Special Needs Group at Merrill Lynch join us to discuss how to find financial gold in ways you may not have considered.

Long Term Care Insurance might not be at the top of the list of things we like to talk about, but as Robin Thicke croons "You know you want it!" 70% of people with disabilities live at home with aging parents. Who is caring for whom? And... more

Did you know that the Washington Metropolitan area is a buzzin' hub for skateboarders? Dude, I didn't but our awesome guest today is Jimmy Pelletier and he is a skatebarder by trade. In the past, allowing chidlren with special needs... more

We talk with Sara Weir, Vice President of Advocacy and Affiliate Relations of the National Downs Syndrome Society about advocacy efforts to get support for the Able Act. She and Mark Friese, Vice President of Merrill Lynch Special Needs... more

Join us in our discussion with Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of Life Animated- Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism. In this book, we learn about how Suskind reached his son with autism through "disney therapy".

Join us as we Q&A with Towanda Cofield, Head of School at The Auburn School in Maryland.

Join us for an in depth discussion with special guest: Steven G. Feifer, D. Ed., NCSP, ABSNP is an internationally renowned speaker and author in the field of learning disabilities, and has authored six books on learning and emotional... more

Join us in a discussion on the role personal assistants play in ensuring a life of independence and dignity for people with disabilities and how to pay for it. We will be joined by Susan Rogers, RN, President of Capital City Nurses and Mark... more