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In this episode of #FiresideChatFridays, I talk with Liza Citron, disabled autistic advocate and special education major, about what makes a healthy learning environment for students. Parents for Public Schools of Syracuse

Who gets to decide how disabled people speak about themselves and their peers? In this episode of #LifeFantastic, Samantha Pierce, Liza Citron, Scott Davis, and Jeremy Pierce discuss the merits of identity-first language. We also... more

In this episode of #FiresideChatFridays we talk with parent advocate Stephanie Jackson about school funding and parent advocacy in the Syracuse City School District. Where does all the money for public education go and who gets to... more

What is the difference between awareness and acceptance? What role does each play in advocacy? In this episode of Life Fantastic, we discuss the answers to these questions and the difference between caregiver support and caregiver... more

What is life like for disabled students in the Syracuse City School District? In this episode of #FiresideChatFridays Liza Citron speaks with host Samantha Pierce about her experiences in the Syracuse City School District as a public school... more

Judson Albahm's death at the hands of law enforcement officers who were called to help him shocked us all. In this episode of #FiresideChatFridays guests Joshua King and Amalia Skandalis, both friends of Judson's family, discuss what can... more

How does the digital divide impact students and teachers in Syracuse? In this episode of #FiresideChatFridays, we talk with Syracuse City School District school board candidate Karen Cordano and former Syracuse City School District art... more

In this episode of #FiresideChatFridays we discuss the role of the Onondaga County Legislature's influence on public education in Syracuse with county legislature candidate Dr. Shanelle Benson Reid and Syracuse City School... more

This week we talk to school board candidate Joshua King and foster care worker Reine Fitzgerald about public education in the city of Syracuse. Parents for Public Schools of Syracuse

How are mental health providers experiencing the youth mental health crisis? In this last episode of season one of the Life Fantastic podcast, we discuss the mental health scene in the Syracuse, NY area with frontline mental health care... more

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