DiscoverThe Lucky Few
The Lucky Few
Claim Ownership

The Lucky Few

Author: the lucky few Podcast

Subscribed: 352Played: 22,610
Share

Description

Hey friends! Welcome to the Lucky Few Podcast where we are shifting the narrative by shouting the worth of people with Down syndrome. With your hosts, Heather Avis, Micha Boyett, and Mercedes Lara. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
98 Episodes
Reverse
Covid-19 may have wiped out our December calendars, but let’s talk about the magic of a quieter holiday season.. Kids waking up in their own beds, playing in the snow without a care in the world, and actually making the gingerbread cookies you always said you would! Sounds a little bit better than going to a zoom holiday party doesn’t it? This week we’re chatting all about the good and the hard of this holiday season. We’re also giving some advice (or trying to) about dealing with difficult family members and what to do when it’s celebration time and your child just isn’t having it. Tis the season for social stories and lots of breaks! Happy Holidays, friends! ___ Episode Partner: JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR Jonas Paul Eyewear makes stylish glasses for kids and teens! We’re sure you’ll love them just as much as our families do! The frames even perfectly fit our kiddos with Down Syndrome thanks to their unique adjustable tips. Head on over to jonaspauleyewear.com and use code THELUCKYFEW15 for 15% off your order! Episode Partner: ABLENOW ACCOUNTS ABLEnow accounts help eligible individuals and their families save and invest, without endangering certain disability benefits that are critical for health and independence. Do you know anyone who’s eligible for an ABLE account? Enter to win $500 toward an ABLEnow account at able-now.com/win. See website for details and official rules. #ABLEnow #ABLEtoSave LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
As we head into the holidays and the end of 2020 (we made it!), we’re giving thanks for all the lessons learned this year. Let’s face it, 2020 hasn’t been easy and socially-distant holidays hold challenges of their own..But for now, we invite you to practice gratitude with us as we reflect on all the hard parts of this year that have opened our eyes to what we do have. We’re also chatting about why we’re thankful for Down syndrome, including the everyday moments with our kiddos that allow us (or force us) to pause and be grateful. And as always, we are thankful for all of you who listen and cheer us on. We love you, listeners! __ Episode Partner: ABLENOW ACCOUNTS ABLEnow accounts help eligible individuals and their families save and invest, without endangering certain disability benefits that are critical for health and independence. Do you know anyone who’s eligible for an ABLE account? Enter to win $500 toward an ABLEnow account at able-now.com/win. See website for details and official rules. #ABLEnow #ABLEtoSave Episode Partner: JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR Jonas Paul Eyewear makes stylish glasses for kids and teens! We’re sure you’ll love them just as much as our families do! The frames even perfectly fit our kiddos with Down Syndrome thanks to their unique adjustable tips. Head on over to jonaspauleyewear.com and use code THELUCKYFEW15 for 15% off your order! LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
“There’s no way to make virtual learning fair for everyone…” Micha said it best but we’re all thinking it right?! Getting your child’s IEP needs met during virtual learning seems nearly impossible. And no one understands the legal battle behind a student’s disability rights quite like Vickie Brett and Amanda Selogie, two special education lawyers who created one of our favorite nonprofits: The Inclusive Education Project. Let’s face it, there’s only so much learning that can be done through a screen and it’s all too easy for kiddos to regress. And with every school district handling IEP needs so differently, how do we begin to address this huge gap in services? We’re so grateful to have Vickie and Amanda on for an important conversation about IEP anxiety, disability education rights, virtual learning success stories (yes, they do exist!) and when to have your kiddo’s next distance learning IEP (the sooner, the better). Cheering you on, friends! ___ Learn more about the Inclusive Education Project! Website Instagram Facebook Twitter Podcast For extra educational support, learn more about Mrs. Terry Brown’s So Happy To Learn program. Episode Partner: JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR Jonas Paul Eyewear makes stylish glasses for kids and teens! We’re sure you’ll love them just as much as our families do! The frames even perfectly fit our kiddos with Down Syndrome thanks to their unique adjustable tips. Head on over to jonaspauleyewear.com and use code THELUCKYFEW15 for 15% off your order! Episode Partner: ABLENOW ACCOUNTS ABLEnow accounts help eligible individuals and their families save and invest, without endangering certain disability benefits that are critical for health and independence. Do you know anyone who’s eligible for an ABLE account? Enter to win $500 toward an ABLEnow account at able-now.com/win. See website for details and official rules. #ABLEnow #ABLEtoSave LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
You may have been one of the 5 million people (no big deal right?) to see Zach & Pat’s viral videos on tik tok. This brother duo has taken social media by storm with their Down syndrome advocacy, positivity, and of course - dancing! So naturally, we needed to meet them.. which is why we sat down to chat with Pat all about growing up with a younger brother who has Down syndrome, navigating social media, and watching Zach find his passion! If you’re anything like us and you’ve wondered about your child with DS and their future relationship with their siblings, this one's for you. __ SHOW NOTES Follow Zach & Pat! Instagram Youtube Tik Tok Shop Episode Partner: ABLENOW ACCOUNTS ABLEnow accounts help eligible individuals and their families save and invest, without endangering certain disability benefits that are critical for health and independence. Do you know anyone who’s eligible for an ABLE account? Enter to win $500 toward an ABLEnow account at able-now.com/win. See website for details and official rules. #ABLEnow #ABLEtoSave Episode Partner: JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR Jonas Paul Eyewear makes stylish glasses for kids and teens! We’re sure you’ll love them just as much as our families do! The frames even perfectly fit our kiddos with Down Syndrome thanks to their unique adjustable tips. Head on over to jonaspauleyewear.com and use code THELUCKYFEW15 for 15% off your order! LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
The last time we chatted with Kayla McKeon back in November 2018, she was lobbying for the ABLE to Work act that allows individuals with disabilities to save money without losing their benefits. Today, the act has passed, but Kayla (the first registered lobbyist with Down Syndrome) has certainly not stopped working hard! Her and Ashley Helsing are part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s policy team that lobbies on capitol hill and advocates for Down Syndrome in DC! They’re telling us all about what matters most for people with disabilities in the current political world: Covid-19 relief packages, marriage equality, meaningful employment, virtual school, and so much more. Kayla and Ashley also have some practical steps we can take to shift the political narrative! It’s time to take notes and take action! ___ SHOW NOTES Follow Kayla McKeon on Instagram Listen to our first episode with Kayla: Self-Advocacy in DC w/Kayla McKeon Keep up with The National Down Syndrome Society Instagram Tik Tok #DSvotes movement Public policy and DS Episode Partner: JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR Jonas Paul Eyewear makes stylish glasses for kids and teens! We’re sure you’ll love them just as much as our families do! The frames even perfectly fit our kiddos with Down Syndrome thanks to their unique adjustable tips. Head on over to jonaspauleyewear.com and use code THELUCKYFEW15 for 15% off your order! Episode Partner: ABLENOW ACCOUNTS ABLEnow accounts help eligible individuals and their families save and invest, without endangering certain disability benefits that are critical for health and independence. Do you know anyone who’s eligible for an ABLE account? Enter to win $500 toward an ABLEnow account at able-now.com/win. See website for details and official rules. #ABLEnow #ABLEtoSave LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
Jessica Hunter and Larkin O’Leary may have started their advocacy journey as @justtwomomssr on Instagram, but they’ve now created their own nonprofit: Common Ground Society. And they're using their platform to put the “social” back in “social distancing” by creating a virtual buddy program for children with and without disabilities. We love the work these ladies are doing and we know you will too! So friends, join us for another chat with Jessica and Larkin about friendship in the days of distance learning, creating connections during Covid-19, and resources to advocate in your own school district! ___ Connect with Jessica and Larkin! Instagram Facebook Website Common Ground Connections Episode Partner: ABLENOW ACCOUNTS ABLEnow accounts help eligible individuals and their families save and invest, without endangering certain disability benefits that are critical for health and independence. Do you know anyone who’s eligible for an ABLE account? Enter to win $500 toward an ABLEnow account at able-now.com/win. See website for details and official rules. #ABLEnow #ABLEtoSave Episode Partner: JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR Jonas Paul Eyewear makes stylish glasses for kids and teens! We’re sure you’ll love them just as much as our families do! The frames even perfectly fit our kiddos with Down Syndrome thanks to their unique adjustable tips. Head on over to jonaspauleyewear.com and use code THELUCKYFEW15 for 15% off your order! LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
Alright friends, you asked! And we’re answering.. What’s the most challenging part of advocacy for you? How do you advocate if you don’t have tons of followers? What do you wish people knew about your child with DS? And how do you keep from comparing yourself to other advocates?... We’re chatting about all of this + more today! Because let’s face it, advocacy is exciting and rewarding but also hard and messy. So let’s give each other grace and keep showing up. Wherever we are. __ Check out some of our fave episodes on advocacy! EP 10: Inclusion - An Educator’s Perspective with Kristin Enriquez Pt. 1 EP 11: Inclusion - A Parents Perspective with Kristin Enriquez Pt. 2 EP 44: Shifting the Diagnosis Narrative w/Carissa Carroll from Jack’s Basket EP 67: Unpacking Privilege & Understanding Intersectionality w/Jalondra Davis EP 85: Is Inclusion Always The Best Option? EP 86: Palliative Care & Parenting Our Heroes w/Jen Bartz Listen to Nice White Parents on Apple podcasts Learn more about owning your influence from Heather Avis! Scoot Over and Make Some Room book Own Your Story Workshop Watch the Social Dilemma on Netflix. LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
Kenzie Clark is a former special educator and the brains behind Able Transition Consulting, a service that equips individuals with disabilities with the resources to enter adulthood and thrive! The Able team is all about person-centered planning and making sure that young adults with disabilities have a voice in their transition! That’s why Kenzie’s here to chat about all things transitions, education, adulthood, + more. We’re also discussing practical tips you can use to empower your kiddos to make their own choices now and in the future! __ Keep up with Kenzie Clark and Able Transition Consulting! Website Instagram Facebook Contact Email: kenzie@abletransition.com Listen to Dreams Fulfilled podcast, hosted by Kenzie Clark! LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
When it comes to finding the right language to use in this advocacy space, it can be tricky.. to say the least! Do we go with person-first or identity-first language? Should we say disabled or differently abled? And how can we use language to empower our kiddos with Down Syndrome? We’ve done a lot of learning (and unlearning!) to try and figure this all out. And as women who do not have any disabilities or diagnoses, we know we still have a long way to go! For now, we invite each of you to grow alongside us as we strive to use language that is most honoring to the disability community! Here’s to lifelong learning, friends! ___ Read more on this topic at The Body Is Not An Apology LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
In the midst of moving (and yes all three of us are moving this month!), we feel unorganized and uncomfortable, and we know our kids must feel it too! So how do we help our kiddos with Down Syndrome transition when we’re still working on it ourselves? We don’t have all the answers but do we have some of our favorite “social story” apps + quite a few mistakes for you all to learn from! So friends, sit down and chat with just the three of us about our decisions to move (across the street, across the state, and across the country) and all the things we’re doing (or should be doing) to help our kiddos transition! SHOW NOTES Check out the social story app: Social Story Creator & Library or Chat Books! Head to heatheravis.com/thank-a-teacher to THANK A TEACHER with these free printables! LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
Not only is Jen Bartz a mother to three, she is a narrative shifter in the healthcare community, especially when it comes to palliative care for our medically-complex kiddos. After her son James passed away, Jen and her husband were inspired to create Hero’s Path Palliative Care. Hero’s Path is a non-profit organization that exists to “empower children with serious illness to live fully by providing outstanding, customized palliative care.” Jen’s heart for children receiving palliative care is powerful. That’s why we’re so thankful she’s here to share how we can support and advocate for these families! __ Learn more about Hero’s Path Palliative Care! Website Instagram Facebook Youtube Reach out to Jen Bartz at jenb@herospathpalliativecare.org Head to getpalliativecare.org to support individual families with children receiving palliative care. LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
When Micha and her family moved across the country this summer, she realized it might be time to shift her son’s classroom setting as well. In this week’s episode, Micha’s discussing her decision to place Ace in a more restrictive classroom environment and we’re answering lots of hard questions about school for our kiddos with Down Syndrome.. Is inclusion really always the best option? What if you don’t have the access or opportunity to pursue inclusion? Are you no longer an advocate if you choose a non-inclusive setting for your child? So friends, join us for a conversation about social justice, school, and Micha’s thoughts on Ace’s classroom setting. Enjoy! __ SHOW NOTES Read “The Myth of The American Dream”  LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
After giving birth to her daughter with Down Syndrome, Michelle Sie Whitten noticed a gap in medical research and quality healthcare for people with DS. And from that moment on, she sought to fill that gap by co-founding the Global Down Syndrome Foundation -- the leading organization dedicated to research, medical care, education, and advocacy for people rockin’ an extra chromosome! We’re so grateful to have her on the podcast for a conversation about the beginning of Global, the “Be Beautiful Be Yourself” fashion show, DS in the media, and so much more! Be sure to check out all things Global Down Syndrome by visiting globaldownsyndrome.org or emailing info@globaldownsyndrome.org with your medical/research questions. __ Connect with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation Website Instagram Facebook Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show happening on November 14! Covid-19 and Down Syndrome Email info@globaldownsyndrome.org with your medical / research questions! Learn more about Michelle Sie Whitten here. LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. SPONSOR: JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR Jonas Paul Eyewear makes stylish glasses for kids and teens! We’re sure you’ll love them just as much as our families do! The frames even perfectly fit our kiddos with Down Syndrome thanks to their unique adjustable tips. Head on over to jonaspauleyewear.com and use code THELUCKYFEW15 for 15% off your order! HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
This week we’re sharing a special recording we did at a recent event with the We Are Brave Together community, hosted by Jessica Patay. We Are Brave Together is “passionate about supporting, serving, and inspiring Special Needs Moms.” Most importantly, they want you to know that you are not alone, friends! That’s why today we’re sharing our “everything’s going wrong” moments and how we reacted to them.. gardening, grieving, and sometimes giving up. The stress of this year has left us feeling so much weight on our shoulders — let’s help each other carry it. __ Connect with the We Are Brave Together community! Website Instagram Facebook Twitter Youtube Podcast Check out the poem we reference by Morgan Harper Nichols on Instagram. LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. SPONSOR: JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR Jonas Paul Eyewear makes stylish glasses for kids and teens! We’re sure you’ll love them just as much as our families do! The frames even perfectly fit our kiddos with Down Syndrome thanks to their unique adjustable tips. Head on over to jonaspauleyewear.com and use code THELUCKYFEW15 for 15% off your order! HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
If you’re anything like us, you may have wondered (AKA worried) about your child’s speech! How much therapy do they need? What can we do at home? The questions never end! That’s why today we have Shandy Laskey (speech language pathologist, functional nutritionist, and feeding specialist) on to chat about all the things our kiddos need before even thinking about speech therapy... What on earth is the gut-brain connection and why do we actually go gluten/dairy free? Shandy is here with all this information as well as plenty of recommendations! Take notes, friends! ___ SHOW NOTES Learn more about Shandy and her distance coaching services on speakingofhealthandwellness.com LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. SPONSOR: JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR Jonas Paul Eyewear makes stylish glasses for kids and teens! We’re sure you’ll love them just as much as our families do! The frames even perfectly fit our kiddos with Down Syndrome thanks to their unique adjustable tips. Head on over to jonaspauleyewear.com and use code THELUCKYFEW15 for 15% off your order! HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
What do you do when your pregnancy isn’t what you thought it would be.. when Covid-19 and a shocking diagnosis leave you looking for answers? Well if you’re anything like Abby Green, you discover that what really matters is not the celebrations and expectations, it’s that you love your baby no matter what. Today we have this pregnant lucky mama on to tell us all about her pregnancy in a pandemic, receiving a Down Syndrome diagnosis alone, and joining #TheLuckyFew before even giving birth. We’re also touching on the shock and confusion that comes with a Down Syndrome diagnosis, who to tell and when to tell them, and how to navigate it all in the middle of Covid-19. Thinking of all you mamas who are pregnant during this wild year! We see you and we are cheering you on! __ SHOW NOTES Follow Abby on Instagram and check out the Herself podcast! Read Micha’s article: ‘As Long as the Baby’s Healthy’… But What if He’s Not? LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. SPONSOR: JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR Jonas Paul Eyewear makes stylish glasses for kids and teens! We’re sure you’ll love them just as much as our families do! The frames even perfectly fit our kiddos with Down Syndrome thanks to their unique adjustable tips. Head on over to jonaspauleyewear.com and use code THELUCKYFEW15 for 15% off your order! HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
“Who decides how smart you are?” Dr. Sarathy is back on the show to chat about this idea from her Tedx talk, as well as her son’s extraordinary educational journey that involves poetry, patterns, and more! We’re also discussing fearless learning, the teach don’t test method, and the unfortunate way that people measure intelligence by appearance. You don’t want to miss this one, friends! ___ SHOW NOTES Listen to Dr. Sarathy’s TedX Talk: “Who Decides How Smart You Are?” Follow Dr. Sarathy on Instagram: @drvaishsarathy Follow Sid on Instagram: @downlikesid Listen to Dr. Sarathy’s podcast: Functional Nutrition and Learning for Kids Check out Project Swasthya LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. SPONSOR: JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR Jonas Paul Eyewear makes stylish glasses for kids and teens! We’re sure you’ll love them just as much as our families do! The frames even perfectly fit our kiddos with Down Syndrome thanks to their unique adjustable tips. Head on over to jonaspauleyewear.com and use code THELUCKYFEW15 for 15% off your order! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
When it comes to feeding our kids with Down Syndrome, we’re all just doing the best we can right? Some days our best is a PBJ and some days it's fresh baked gluten free bread! But everyday, we want to fuel them with food that helps them be their best! That’s why we have Dr. Sarathy on this episode for a conversation all about functional nutrition. Not only does she have two masters degrees and her PHD, she’s a mother to a child with a dual diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Autism, as well as a fellow podcast host! So friends, join us for a chat about all things nutrition, whole foods, “picky eaters,” and the small changes that make a huge difference! ___ Listen to Dr. Sarathy’s TedX Talk: “Who Decides How Smart You Are?” Follow Dr. Sarathy on Instagram: @drvaishsarathy Listen to Dr. Sarathy’s podcast: Functional Nutrition and Learning for Kids Check out Project Swasthya LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. SPONSOR: JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR Jonas Paul Eyewear makes stylish glasses for kids and teens! We’re sure you’ll love them just as much as our families do! The frames even perfectly fit our kiddos with Down Syndrome thanks to their unique adjustable tips. Head on over to jonaspauleyewear.com and use code THELUCKYFEW15 for 15% off your order! HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
Have you ever felt like you’re preparing for battle when you’re getting ready for an IEP meeting? You’ve gathered all your resources, you’ve been to all the conferences, and you’ve asked everyone you know for advice, but you’re still worried about being met with negativity and pushback. We’ve all been there. Let’s face it, the education system wasn’t made for our kiddos, and it takes a whole lot of advocacy (+ an amazing IEP team) to make school work for them. That’s why today we’re chatting about our tips for going into those (sometimes daunting) meetings.. what to say, what not to say, when to speak up, and when to remove someone from your IEP team. It’s not easy friends, but we are cheering for you! __ LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
Anyone else feeling more uncertain about the upcoming school year than ever before? We know we are! That’s why we have Dr. Spinazzi back on the show for a special episode about her insights into Covid-19 and her thoughts on sending kids to school in the middle of this pandemic. Not only is she a physician and professor, Dr. Spinazzi is the medical director of Charlie’s Clinic, a Down Syndrome specific clinic in Oakland, CA. We are so grateful for her infinite wisdom and her heart for our kiddos. Join us for a chat about classroom safety, school precautions, the risks and benefits of distance learning, + so much more. And whatever the school year looks like for you and your family, we are cheering you on. __ Learn more about Charlie’s Clinic, where Dr. Spinazzi works and follow them on Instagram @oaklanddownsyndromeclinic Check out UCSF’s Youtube channel for weekly Covid-19 updates Read a Q & A on Covid-19 and Down Syndrome by Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group, Global Down Syndrome Foundation, National Down Syndrome Congress, National Down Syndrome Society, National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities, and Down Syndrome Foundation LET’S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support
loading
Comments 
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store