The Mary & Melissa Show


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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.

On-Demand Episodes


Join us in our discussion with Dr. Eric Rossen, Director of Professional Development and Standards at The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and Dr. Kelly Vaillancourt, Director of Government and Professional... more

Join us as we discuss the proposed Able Act with Sara Weir, Vice President of Advocacy and Affilate Relations with the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), Stuart Spielman, Senior Policy Advisor for Autism Speaks,and Steve... more

Setting up a special needs trust requires legal assistance. Join us as we speak with Mark Friese of Merrill Lynch and Attorney John Laster regarding special needs trusts and important legal considerations.

Marguerite Kelly has been giving parents advice for 25 years and is a columnist for the Washington Post. Mary&Melissa take issue with her advice. See her column of 5/15/13 and then listen to our show.... more

Moms overwhelmingly are the primary caregivers to children everywhere, and that role comes with extra – and sometimes overwhelming – responsibilities when you have a child with autism, ADHD, a genetic disorder,... more

Join as in our discussion on funding techniques for a Special Needs Trust with Mark Friese, Vice President, Special Needs Group, Merrill Lynch. Correction: The sponsor of the ABLE Act (an acronym for Achieve a Better Life Experience) was... more

Listen to our conversation with V. Scott Solberg, PhD, Associate Dean for Research at Boston University's School of Education and Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development on his research on... more

Join us for another session with Life Coach Buzgon as we continue discussing The New Normal -accepting our unexpected lives as parents of chidlren with challenging needs. Did you know that parents of children with disabilities... more

Its the parents of the child who has the responsibility of convincing a judge that a school system's individual education program for their disabled child is or is not appropriate. But the Senate Bill 691 and House Bill 1286 could change that. The... more

Meet Dr. Sally Spencer Thomas, a clinical psychologist, mental health advocate, co-founder and CEO of the Carson J Spencer Foundation based in Colorado. She joins Mary&Melissa today to discuss a very sensitive, often overlooked, yet very... more