If you are like me, when it comes to our kids, I love to hear from other families. Seeing something from a different perspective can lead to breakthroughs! I ran across this list of Special Needs Parenting podcasts from Friendship Circle. You can find the original article here.
Here are the cliff notes: Enjoy
1. Special Education Channel
This podcast, part of the Bam! radio network, is about educating students with disabilities. Educator Sharon Plante talks with various experts in the field of special education. Together, they address a wide range of educational issues. Topics include augmentative communication systems, helping kids overcome the stigma of dyslexia, and strategies for teaching students with autism.
2. Special Needs Planning and Special Education Advocacy Podcasts
Special-needs planning attorney Bernard A. Krooks discusses topics that include forming special-needs trusts, guardianship, and financial management for families. With more than 60 existing episodes to choose from, you are sure to find the answers you are looking for when it comes to children with disabilities and legal issues.
3. Special Parents Confidential
John Pellegrini hosts this podcast for parents and goes by the approach “we’re all in this together.” He talks about successful parenting tactics and the complex challenges faced by parents of children with disabilities. Topics covered include diagnoses, coping, assistive technology, and insurance coverages.
4. The Inclusive Class Podcast
Terri Mauro and I hosted this podcast on inclusion for over 125 episodes. The podcast features notable experts in the field of inclusive education who talk about the promise and practice of inclusion. Special guests include Temple Grandin, Paula Kluth, Dan Habib, and Torrie Dunlap.
5. The Coffee Klatch Special Needs Radio
World-renowned psychologists, physicians, authors, and advocates are guests on this long-running podcast. Parents of children with disabilities can find information on topics including health, education, family life, and technology. The purpose is to help parents have a better understanding of their child and advocate for their child’s best interests at any stage in life.
6. Bringing Up Betty
Host Sarah Evans is parent to a daughter with Potocki-Shaffer Syndrome. Sarah created the Bringing up Betty Podcast to share the unique challenges that come with parenting a child with disabilities. She sheds light on the truth about special needs parenting through stories of frustration, love, pride, and joy.
7. Unexceptional Moms: Hope and Encouragement for Special Needs Parents
Ellen Stumbo and Erin Loraine offer encouragement for parents who are navigating the world of special needs. Their range of topics include friendships, mental health issues, surviving the holidays, and marriage. Their down-to-earth, friendly style make listeners feel that they are not alone in their journey.
Do you have any podcasts for parents of children with disabilities that you would recommend? If so, comment below!