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  You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. Despite decades of progress, three myths seem to persist that keep many people from getting involved in disability advocacy at the policy level: 1) advocacy is only for experts; 2) it’s too time-consuming and difficult; and 3) it’s a waste of time because …

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  You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. The education system’s sole purpose is to help students reach their maximum potential and strive to give them the knowledge they need to succeed. Although, they don’t always have the resources on hand needed to help with each student’s individual needs. In this …

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  You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. For students, the most important part about going to school is being a part of the social environment. To feel like a “part of the group”. To feel like their thoughts, opinions, and contributions matter. To feel like they matter. Inclusion is crucial …

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  You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. Being open to change is never easy. As parents who only want what’s best for their children, or as industry professionals who have been using the same methods for many years, it can be difficult to change your way of thinking. It can …

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Good Things In Life Podcast episode 129 thumbnail with Kim Southern-Paulsen

  You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. On this podcast, we’ve spoken about how important inclusion is, and how it offers so much to individuals with disabilities. Although making that transition from exclusion to inclusion in the community can be difficult. It can be hard to persist, and consistently push …

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  You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. Friendships are one of the best things that life has to offer. Having people in your corner that will back you up when seeking out support, comfort you when there’s a no, and celebrate with you when there’s a yes can make life’s …

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You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. Our journey has twists and turns. It isn’t a straight line. Especially when our kids are young and newly identified, we are open to the advice of those we look to for guidance. This is true whether the advice is good or bad. “Your …

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  You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. Goals. Dreams. Aspirations. Everyone has them; it’s what makes us human. The system places an expectation on students to strive towards their goals, handing them the tools and support they need to work towards them. There is a wide selection of programs and …

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  You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. As a concept, co-teaching is sometimes difficult to explain. Part of the reason it’s a challenge is because it’s so unstandardized—the way one school district applies co-teaching might be really different from the way another district goes about it.  Beth Lakretz is a …

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  You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. Privilege is a word that’s been getting a lot of attention lately, but what does it really mean? Privilege isn’t just a thing some people have and others don’t—like so much else, it comes with layers of complexity.  Alison Gomez and Nikki Haffner …

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