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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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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, Vice President of Special Needs Planning at Merrill Lynch, and Sara Weir, President National Downs Syndrome Society.
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Join us in conversation with Jennifer Lav, Esq. Managing Attorney, and Shawn Ullman, Esq. Staff Attorney of University Legal Systems –a private, non-profit organization that serves as the District of Columbia's federally... more

Join us as we welcome Buzz Bissinger -Nationally Acclaimed Author- to discuss his latest book- Father's Day.

Author of The Out of Sync Child

DC Public Schools issued a new FAQ regarding their proposed changes for the new school year which will, in their own words ?shift from special education coordinators (SECs) to school psychologists for oversight of specialized support... more

In the FY13 DC Public School budget, changes were proposed that will eliminate school librarians from many schools across our city. Join us to discuss what this means for all of our DC students particularly our students with disabilities. We... more

We are very proud to announce our guest for Tuesday May 15 at noon EST -- Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D, OTR, Founder and Director of the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation. Dr. Miller is the founder of the first comprehensive... more

Today on the Mary & Melissa Show – airing live at noon EST on BlogTalk Radio – is a continued conversation on the removal of special education coordinators (SEC's) from DC public schools and transferring their... more

Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) speaks about his introduction on Friday April 27 of the AUTISM Educators Act to establish a pilot program to train teachers who work with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Also joining us... more

Listen to the Mary & Melissa Show Today April 24 at Noon EST. District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) has proposed to eliminate Special Education Coordinators and have their responsibilities assumed by School Psychologists.... more

Tomorrow DC City Council will vote on the proposed budget changes for our public schools. This includes the controversial removal of Special Education Coordinators and having their responsibilities transferred to School... more