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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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With Special Guests: Dr. Eric Rossen, Director, Professional Development & Standards, National Association of School Psychologists & Dr. Robert Hull, School Psychologist & Faculty Member, University of Missouri. Authors of: Supporting... more

Financial discussions are seemingly never ending and when a family member requires more supports, it can feel overwhelming. Mark Friese, Vice President of the Merrill Lynch Special Needs Group joins us again today to provide specific... more

Dan is an Emmy nominated director, producer and cinematographer of the documentary Including Samuel. Also, Dan is a parent of a child with disability and will be keynoting the Inclusive Schools Capstone Event at George... more

Join us as we interview Dr. Frances Stetson, founder of The Inclusive Schools Network (ISN). A a global resource of professionals, families, schools and organizations focused on inclusive education around the world. Their mission:... more

Join us as we talk with Mark Friese, Vice President, Special Needs Group, Merrill Lynch Special Needs and Elder Care Planning and Edward Zetlin, Esq. Lawyer for Seniors and People with Disabilities. We will explore what parents need to know... more

Preparing for the holidays? Who's been naughty and who's been nice? And we don't mean your kids. We mean your relatives and friends. How do they help -- or not -- handle the added emotions and stressors that the holidays bring on.... more

When Donna Goldbranson of Fairfax County, VA learned of the options awaiting her adult daughter with disability upon graduation from high school, she was underwhelmed and started SPARC Solutions. SPARC Solutions empowers... more

If you have a few minutes between listening to exit polls, tune in to listen to The New Normal with Life Coach Michelle Buzgon as we share and discuss build resilience in the face of the blame and shame that many parents of children with... more

This week we explore the next phase of accepting lives as parents of children with extra needs. Acceptance is varying and can be expressed in many forms, let's explore and empower ourselves. Parents of Children with Disabilities have... more

It is expected that the U.S. Senate may soon bring to a vote ratification of the Convention (otherwise known as Treaty) on the Rights of People with Disabilities which seeks to equalize rights and opportunities for people with... more