IEPs – Individualized Education Plans – Our Guarantee to Children - Special Needs Kids Are People Too! Podcast with Amy Bodkin, EdS

Episode 11: Individualized Education Plans: Our Guarantee to Children Welcome to episode #11 of Special Needs Kids are People Too! I have had the privilege of knowing some pretty fantastic teachers!! But for all of us who are part of an IEP team – whether we are a teacher, parent, administrator, advocate, etc. – it is essential that we make certain that each child’s IEP does what it was intended to do: guarantee children that we are prepared to provide them the support they need to grow and learn!!  Let’s start taking IEP writing seriously and not just selecting from drop down menus… because SpecialRead More →

The Cost of Dehumanizing Others - Special Needs Kids Are People Too! Podcast with Amy Bodkin, EdS

Episode 9: The Cost of Dehumanizing Others Welcome to episode #9 of Special Needs Kids are People Too! Who gets to decide which people have value and which don’t? Who gets to decide what kinds of diversity are acceptable and what kinds aren’t? What would happen to our creativity and ingenuity as a society if we prevent the existence of certain types of diversity? What happens to our well-being as a society when we choose to exclude people in our lives who are different from us? What happens in our families and our social groups when we choose to exclude members who make different choices?Read More →