It is time for another Special Needs Podcast Roundup blog. This is where to find new episodes of podcasts that discuss subjects that are relevant to parents of children who have special needs. Topics could range from ADHD and autism to Special Education, stories in the news, and more!
The Parent’s Journal has an episode that was released on June 25, 2012. This episode is called “Become Your Child’s Education Advocate”. It features guest Bryan Hasell, who is the co-director if Public Impact and the co-author of “The Picky Parent Guide”.
The Coffee Klatch released an episode on June 24, 2012. This episode is called “Best of the Coffee Klatch – Temple Grandin – Fear and Autism”. This episode features Dr. Temple Grandin, who is an author and an autism advocate. This is her third appearance on The Coffee Klatch. She says: “The principal emotion experienced by autistic people is fear”. She discusses fear and the autistic child with host Marianne.
Hope Saves the Day released episode number 123 on June 24, 2012. This episode is called “Interview with Shawn Colton Author of Legends of the Boo-Monster”.
This episode features an interview with Shawn Colton, who is the author of “Legends of the Boo-Monster”. His son, David, has autism, and provided Shawn with the inspiration for his book. The book is a children’s book that is a fantasy adventure with periodic “reality checks”. David and “the Boo-Monster” behave in exactly the same way, and many of the stories are based on real life experiences.
The Inclusive Class released a new episode on June 22, 2012. This episode is called “Parent’s Guide to Supporting Your Child’s Special Education”. A parent named Terri looks back on her years spent as a parent of a child who was in Special Education. Her son is ready to graduate from high school now. She talks about the highs, the lows, and what it takes to be a successful advocate for your child.
NPR released an episode of “Weekend Edition Sunday” on June 24, 2012. This episode is called “Planes, Patience, and Slightly Kid-Friendlier Security”. This episode, (and the blog that serves as show notes), gives parents advice about how to get through airport security points with children.
The TSA has reduced the number of pat-downs for kids, by offering alternative measures. Children under the age of 12 no longer have to take off their shoes or light outerwear jackets. That should help!
Image by Bayram Sanli on Flickr