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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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Students with disabilities are not exempt from testing including standardized tests. This is good because we want our students to be held to the highest of standards as well and be able to compete with their non disabled peers. Join us in a... more

Kids have mental health needs and many get the help they need from mental health professionals in schools. We start a series of conversations with two leading psychologists from the National Association of School Psychologists -... more

We visit the Miracle League of Montgomery County, MD at their season closing game. Held at the Germantown Soccer Plex on an adaptive baseball field hosts baseball games for children of all abilities on Saturdays during the Spring.... more

We talk with Debbie Farson, Owner/Operator of HomeWise Referrals, a company that helps people find contractors to do home repairs and renovations. Given the high numbers of adults with disabilities living with parents, who also may... more

We are joined by Kay Bransford, President and Chief Curator at Memory Banc, a company that helps families organize important documents and family memories when loved ones are no longer able to do so. The U.S. Department of... more

A discussion about the use of school suspensions with Daniel Losen, Director of the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the Civil Rights Project at UCLA.

The Able Act was signed into law by President Obama and promises to help people with disabilities live lives of more independence through tax free savings accounts. Join us as we discuss how these account will work with Mark Friese,... more

Join us today as we follow up on our local theatre folks- ArtStream. Their next production is coming up and we want to know ALL about it!

We talk with Brewster Thackery, Executive Director of the Endependence Center of Northern VA http://www.ecnv.org/ about its mission, and how it enhances the lives of people with disabilities. Also, we explore what is the independent living... more

Many people think about Moms when they think about caring for and advocating for a child with disability. But Dads are part of the equation as well. We will talk with Ryan Hamilton, co-founder of LifeofDad.com, and Dad to a child... more