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December 20, 2009

Intro to Autism Advocacy - Episode Resources

During this final episode of the year I talked about my personal experiences with advocating for individuals with autism and other disabilities.
I introduced my four steps to beginning Autism Advocacy for your self or your loved one:

  • Everybody Needs an Advocate, Sometimes
  • The LAW rules!
  • Data speaks, Emotions Reek
  • Everything is Negotiable

Great Advocacy Books
Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What You Can Do Now to Advocate for Your Exceptional Child's Education
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide

Great Sites for Advocacy
Education Law Center
IDEA Regulations,root,regs,
Internet Special Education Resources 

Going on Hiatus - New Shows will air February 2010!  Older shows can always be downloaded through the RSS FEED, available here. Thanks to all my listeners, guest, callers, and commentors, please send me some feedback - 

Thanks for a great first season!

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December 14, 2009


This Sunday, December 20, 2009, I will be doing an episode on Autism Advocacy.  This show is for anyone who want more from their relationship with their child's school or district.  I will share info and take your questions on anything from evaluation's to transition planning. Your experiences are what make the show great, so please call in with your personal experiences of advocating for your loved one with autism.  If you have any on going problems and you want to share them on the air, call in as well. Also every show, I have a chat room set up on the show page.  Feel free to email me with any questions or suggestions at

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December 13, 2009

Autism And Reading - Episode Resources

December 13 Episode - We discussed Autism and Reading Instruction. Many tips and suggestions on how to engage students on the autism spectrum.  Great show.  Download the RSS feed if you missed it.
Resources Mentioned during show
Overcoming Dyslexia

Dr. Vicki Parker - Learning Rx Charlotte, NC

Autism A-Z
NET (Natural Environment Training) - interventions that take place in the child's natural environment as opposed to a structured, artificial setting.

Focus on Foundation
Autism Network International -

What's Going On
Early Intervention Works for Kids with Autism -

Opening Music


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