Everything No One Tells You About Parenting a Disabled Child with Kelley Coleman
Special Education Advocacy with Ashley Barlow
by Ashley Barlow
2d ago
If your brain gets overwhelmed with all of the tasks, and if you soul likes lists, this episode is for you! Diagnosis, Therapies, Advocacy, Inclusion, Caregiving... Oh My! In Kelley Coleman's new book, which shares the name of this episode, she shares insights, including advice from experts, on each of those topics (and several others). Her advice includes background information, stories of others, what worked for her own family, lists, templates, and so many other tools! This is a book you'll want on your bookshelf... and Kelley's a friend you're going to want and need for the next several ye ..read more
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Katie Larew's Approach to Thriving with Dyslexia
Special Education Advocacy with Ashley Barlow
by Ashley Barlow
1w ago
Not only do I love where our friend, Katie Larew, lives (#SoCal)... I love EVERYthing Katie Larew shares over at Assistive Technology for Dyslexia! AT is such a wide-ranging topic, and AT supports can positively impact outcomes for SO many students. However, there remain so many myths about and impediments to getting good technological supports at school. Thank heavens for Katie! In today's episode we talk all things AT, and we also fangirl about the sun and surf!!!! Join us in this fun, light-hearted episode! And also I promise to have Katie back when I'm not essentially mid-root-canal! Trans ..read more
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Passionate Inclusion with Suzanne Lezotte
Special Education Advocacy with Ashley Barlow
by Ashley Barlow
2w ago
Sometimes you meet somehow whose life parallels yours so significantly that its hard to believe. If you've had any discussions regarding inclusion at your school, you're going to want to listen to what Suzanne Lezotte has to say in today's episode. Suzanne feels so passionate about inclusive practices that she wrote a book, "Raising Owen: An Extra-ordinary memoir on motherhood." Suzanne's outlook on inclusion, life, and motherhood is important and so relatable. Hope you love this week's episode!!! Transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/kbEsgkh2M3G Born and raised in Michigan in a family o ..read more
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Winning with Kids and Lauren McKenzie
Special Education Advocacy with Ashley Barlow
by Ashley Barlow
3w ago
We're keeping with our theme of caregiver supports this week... but today we're also focusing on supporting our children. This week's conversation is one of my favorites of all time. Lauren McKenzie is the real deal. She's a former teacher (yes, she's taught every grade from K-12... I told ya she's the real deal), and now she's a coach that helps parents and schools navigate the messiness of behavior and regulation! Lauren's approach is straightforward, respectful, humble, and effective, and I can't wait for you to learn about it! If life ever has you like ?, this episode's for you! Yes, I kno ..read more
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Taming Your Stress with Bryan Holyfield
Special Education Advocacy with Ashley Barlow
by Ashley Barlow
1M ago
When I planned our Conference this year, I knew I wanted at least one person that could not only talk about caregiver fatigue and teacher burn out but also to provide us with strategies! And that's how I found Bryan Holyfield! Bryan's own journey as teacher-turned-trainer and his experience in helping parents that are struggling to manage all the things is so inspiring and helpful. Bryan's outlook on life is so inspiring. He believes in doing the work, celebrating the success, and listening to yourself. I can't wait to share today's episode with you! Transcript: https://share.descript.com/view ..read more
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Inclusion Revolution: Kayla Coburn's Vision for Empowering IEP Teamwork and Crafting Inclusive Education Opportunities
Special Education Advocacy with Ashley Barlow
by Ashley Barlow
1M ago
Inclusion Starts Now?  Yes please!  That’s the name of my guest, Kayla Coburn’s, business, and it’s the name of my mantra for Jack’s Kindergarten Year!  I can’t wait for you to meet special educator and consultant, Kayla Coburn, who is so passionate and similarly-minded about inclusive education.  Her ideas and experiences are so valuable, and she’s doing such a wonderful job at advocating for inclusive education and supporting districts that commit to it.  Kayla and I talk IEP Teamwork (and I recommend our favorite book on Teamwork to her), roadblocks to inc ..read more
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Passion for Progress: Dr. Tay on Behavior Supports, Pathological Demand Avoidance, and the Future of Special Education Advocacy
Special Education Advocacy with Ashley Barlow
by Ashley Barlow
1M ago
Ever wanna hear two people that are so passionate about special education that they sometimes lost sleep over it geek out over it?!  Taylor Day’s energy for supporting students with autism is contagious – so contagious, in fact, that she is one of our very few repeat guests on the podcast, AND I’ve invited her to present at our Special Education & Advocacy Conference.  In today’s episode Dr. Tay and I talk about behavior supports, Pathological Demand avoidance, the concierge model of medical and therapeutic intervention, special education advocacy, and SO much more.  This is ..read more
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Trauma-Informed Triumphs: A Chat with Abigail Moehringer on Transforming School Environments
Special Education Advocacy with Ashley Barlow
by Ashley Barlow
1M ago
Join me as I talk to Conference presenter, Abigail Moehringer of Mrs. Moe’s Modifications.  Abigail and I explore Trauma Informed practices at school, behavior supports, and so much more in this short-but-power-packed episode that you are not going to want to miss.  There were so many times that she was talking that I wanted to interrupt and say, “Yes!!!  Me too!!!!” and I know you’ll feel the same way!  Enjoy today’s episode, our first of 2024, and consider it a preview for even more great things to come in 2024! Transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/pFlaJpGM2mE Meet ..read more
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Helping Parents of Students on 504 Plans
Special Education Advocacy with Ashley Barlow
by Ashley Barlow
2M ago
In this episode, we're diving deep into the essential things parents and caregivers need to know about 504 plans for their amazing kids.  ? Whether you're navigating the process, advocating for your child, or ensuring a smooth transition, we've got you covered!  ? Tune in for expert insights, practical tips, and empowering stories.  ? Let's empower parents to be the best advocates for their children's education! 00:47 Surviving the Holiday Chaos 01:53 The Power of Parent Advocacy 04:11 The Journey of Inclusion Advocacy 07:36 The Role of Optimism in Advocacy 09:35 ..read more
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One Advocacy Tip You’ll Want in Your Toolbox
Special Education Advocacy with Ashley Barlow
by Ashley Barlow
3M ago
You know when you have that feeling at an IEP meeting?  The one where you want to stomp your feet and say, “Listen to me!”  Yep, that’s awful, isn’t it?!  In today’s episode I talk about the one characteristic parents that survive that moment have.  How can your attitude, your spirit, your collaboration change the vibe of your IEP meeting?!  That’s what we’re talking about today!  This strategy worked for me, and it’s worked for so many of my clients.  Coming to you quickly this holiday month with a successful advocacy tip in our Parent Series! 00:47 Survivi ..read more
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