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Is the quality of a life the measure of the value of a life? Disabled people often face discrimination based on assumptions about the quality of their lives. In this episode of Life Fantastic, we discuss what quality of life means, how it impacts... more

What works and what doesn't work when disciplining youth? In this episode of Life Fantastic, we talk about the differences between punitive discipline and restorative discipline. We also discuss how discipline disproportionately impacts students... more

To medicate or not to medicate? In this episode of Life Fantastic, we discuss why people are sometimes critical of using medication to treat symptoms that people with disabilities often experience. We discuss how medication has been... more

The kids are not ok. The stresses of living through a pandemic are shining a light on the lack of mental health resources for America's youth. Even more acute is the lack of resources dedicated to the care of young people with... more

What counts as nonverbal communication and what is Nonverbal Learning Disability? More than half of human communication is nonverbal. In this episode of Life Fantastic, we explore what that means for people with developmental... more

What happens to people with disabilities when the accommodations offered to them don't work for them? In this week's podcast episode, we talk with Kimberly Haas McEneny. She and her family were asked to leave the Strong National... more

While the Life Fantastic team takes a much-needed break listen to episode 7 about mental health, social-emotional learning, and resilience. How do we nurture the mental health and self-concept of people with disabilities and how do we... more

"Every human is worth something because they are human." Liza Citron, disabled advocate, and future special education teacher. In this episode, we talk about how representation and mindset play into making learning environments inclusive for... more

What is a disability as represented in popular culture? Is it always bad? Is it a mere difference? Are the portrayals of disabled people accurate? In this episode, we discuss how the media and popular culture portray disability and what that... more

In this episode, we discuss managing the rules and expectations about disabilities within the family. We also discuss the factors that contribute to the tensions that sometimes arise in extended family groups. www.sanchia.org... more

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