It is time, once again, for the Special Needs Podcast Roundup. This is where to go to find brand new episodes of podcasts that discuss topics that are relevant to parents of children who have special needs. Individual episodes could cover anything from autism to allergies, to news regarding changes to special education, to health insurance coverage for ABA treatment. Find out what is new this week!
The Mayo Clinic has an episode that was released on March 30, 2012. This episode is called “Mobilaser”. In this episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Jay Van Gerpen talks about a new tool that can improve the quality of life for people who have movement disorders (such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Wilson’s disease, and others).
Special Chronicles has an episode that was released on March 31, 2012. This episode is called “SO Ballin with Special Miracles”. This is a recorded version of what originally was live coverage of the 2012 State Basketball Tournament at the Special Olympics in Illinois.
The episode also includes part one of an interview with Sherry Boas, author of “The Lily Trilogy”. Other topics include adopting a duck to help the Special Olympics, and a rant on the need for the bullying of people with special needs to stop.
NPR has an episode of “Morning Edition” that was released on March 30, 2012. It is called “’Bully’ Examines Students Targeted By Their Peers”. This is a review of a film called “Bully” that looks at the situations of five different children, from across the United States, who have suffered the affects of bullying. Some of the children have committed suicide, and so, their parents are in the film instead.
NPR also has an episode of “All Things Considered” that was released on April 1, 2012. The episode is called “N.Y. Preschool Starts DNA Testing for Admission”. Porsafillo Preschool Academy requires all applicants to allow the school to preform a DNA analysis on their child’s genes. The results will be used to determine whether or not a child will be allowed to attend the Academy.
Between Your Ears released an episode on March 22, 2012. This one is episode number six, and it is called “The Truth About Autism & Vaccines”. This episode tackles the myth that vaccines cause autism. It reviews the viewpoint of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, and points out that his work violated numerous ethical and scientific rules. It also points out that no one else has ever been able to demonstrate the link between autism and the MMR vaccine.
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