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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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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

Starting in the 2012 school year, DC public schools will eliminate the position of Special Education Coordinator in schools and instead will transfer those job responsibilities to school psychologists. The District of Columbia Association of... more

Mary and Melissa discuss the latest response from the Office of the DC Mayor regarding the reprogramming of millions of dollars of DC special education money. Also, join us to hear some new tips from parents on good local area places for... more

Join us today as we speak with Washington Teacher Union President Nathan Saunders about DC Public Schools (DCPS) elimination of the position of special ed coordinators. The job is to be turned over to school pyschologists. Is... more

Have you ever felt that you are out on your own dealing with the challenges of raising your special child. When you have an IEP -- is that all you need. Can you then schedule that spa day? Probably not. Join us and gripe about the lack of... more

Join us today as we discuss how to advocate and how to hold "the powers that be" accountable. We also have a guest who is a special education teacher who will speak to us about how to advocate to teachers. Join us to discuss the... more

We will continue our discussion on steps to take when it is determined that your child needs more support to function "normal". We will discuss community life, schools, and therapy. Call in to participate in the discussion

When you think something is wrong with your child and everyone is saying you are crazy, what do you do. Call us to discuss and share.

Mary and Melissa, two mothers living in DC, raising children with disabilities are visited by Leroy Moore Jr, writer, poet, activist and founder of Krip Hop Nation for a discussion on disability and Black History Month. We will also learn about... more