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Don't IEP Alone.

Lisa Lightner

I attend IEP meetings for a living and you just can't compete with that level of crazy.

Warning: I've been told I have a Philly accent. I don't hear it. Also, I curse. It's something I'm working on as far as personal development. So please don't be put off. I'm trying.

Inspired by her own son with disabilities, Lisa Lightner is an award-winning blogger and advocate. She has previously worked for her county's Arc and has served on the Boards of Directors for several disability organizations. 

Currently, she is her county's chairperson for the Right to Education Task Force, a federally decreed group set up in 1971 to ensure that all children in Pennsylvania had the opportunity to an education. 

When not attending IEP meetings with families or lobbying in Harrisburg and DC for disability rights, she can be found on the web at her IEP advice blog, A Day in our Shoes. She is known for her practical, realistic and implementable advice for parents.

Episodes
Autism Awareness: A Parent's Journey and Advocacy Efforts for Their Child's NeedsApril 18, 2024
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Managing Challenging Behaviors in Kids: Tips for Parents and EducatorsApril 16, 2024
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BehaviorApril 09, 2024
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Things to Know About FAPEApril 02, 2024
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What is an IEP?March 26, 2024
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School Field Trips: Advocacy Tips for Challenging Exclusions Based on DisabilityFebruary 28, 2024
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How to Organize your IEP WorkFebruary 22, 2024
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The Power of Words: Dyslexia Writing Solutions with Russell Van BrocklenFebruary 20, 2024
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Supporting Your Child's Education: Navigating Regression in Challenging TimesFebruary 15, 2024
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Understanding & Supporting Kids with ADHD: A Pediatric Neurologist's Insights w/ Dr. Sarah CheyetteFebruary 13, 2024
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The Role of Executive Functioning in Learning: Unveiling Strategies with Tera Sumpter, SLPFebruary 08, 2024
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Supporting Families with Disabilities with Julie WaltersFebruary 06, 2024
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Empowering Young Entrepreneurs: Rachel Solomon's Success StoryJanuary 30, 2024
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Empowering Parents: Understanding IEPs and Securing Support for Disabled Children with Kelley Coleman Part 2January 25, 2024
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Three Essential IEP Tasks for Parents Right NowJanuary 23, 2024
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Empowering Parents: Understanding IEPs and Securing Support for Disabled Children with Kelley Coleman Part 1January 23, 2024
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The Power of Connection: Supporting Children with Social and Emotional Needs with Maria Slavin Part 2January 18, 2024
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The Power of Connection: Supporting Children with Social and Emotional Needs with Maria Slavin Part 1January 16, 2024
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Chasing the Intact Mind with Dr. Amy S.F. LutzJanuary 09, 2024
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12 Tips for Special Education Parent-Teacher ConferencesDecember 19, 2023
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Chatting with Nicole Santiago from Family ADDventuresDecember 07, 2023
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GotchaDecember 05, 2023
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Parents are the IEP PoliceNovember 30, 2023
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Social SkillsNovember 28, 2023
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No Meet AddendumNovember 21, 2023
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