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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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What does it take to change disability policy? What is it like to make the policies that affect millions of lives. We speak with a real insider - The Hon. Robert Pasternack, former U.S. Asst Secretary of Education and current Chief... more

Meet Tara Dolan of Arlington VA, one of the leaders of the Best Buddies Chapter from Washington & Lee High School in Arlington VA recently recognized for being the BEST of the BEST at the recent international conference.

Melissa goes list to a charity event for veterans. It's noisy but she nails some great conversations.

Dr. Amanda Zeller is a developmental optometrist in the Washington DC area who treats adults and children with disabilities. Many people with ADHD and Autism have underlying vision issues and these issues often go undetected. Dr.... more

Ever hear of a champion for people with dyslexia? -a defender of the bullied Today we have the honor of speaking with Carolina Concha, the creator of Super Dyslalia, a superhero that speaks up for people with learning disabilities. To find... more

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