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Disability Garrison – Episode 15: Alternatives to Guardianship with Allison Hall and Ashley Mathy

By Abby Burch / 2022-08-30
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The Problem

When a person turns eighteen, the government sees them as an adult. They are expected to make decisions for themselves. But people with disabilities may need a little extra support in …

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Disability Garrison – Episode 14: Disability Identity with Andy Imparato

By Abby Burch / 2022-07-26
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The Problem

Society has taught us, intentionally or not, that we should be “normal.” That our value is dependent on our contributions to the world around us. This perspective often makes the term

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Behaviors Are a Form of Communication

By Special Education Matters / 2022-07-20
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All behaviors, challenging or not, are forms of communication. The trick, of course, is figuring out what those behaviors are saying and communicating.

Andrea Gaulin, my guest today, is a pro at understanding communication. As a behavior analyst and speech therapist, she blends the disciplines to help individuals with special needs communicate more effectively. This, of course, leads to a happier individual and a delighted family and other support members.

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Andreane received a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Laval University, Canada. She holds her certificate of clinical competence from ASHA (American Speech-Language and Hearing Association). She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2014. She specializes in providing speech and language therapy to children on the Autism spectrum that have moderate to severe deficits and that engage in challenging behaviors.

Andreane is recognized by Apraxia-Kids for advanced training and expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She completed the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Intensive training institute at Duquesne University in 2018. She continuously receives training in the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to support her clientele. One of her favorite approaches is language acquisition through motor planning (LAMP). She is a member of the special interest group SIG 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

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Why Inclusion for Kids and Communities on the Playground Is Important

By Rachel Freed / 2022-07-14
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It’s been 32 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) passed. In that time, we’ve seen fantastic improvements in accessibility in daily life, transportation, workplaces, and so much more. This includes huge steps toward prohibiting discrimination.  …

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Flipping the Script on Audio Description: Fashion Able

By T.Reid / 2022-07-13
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As we proceed! Have you ever considered how much is gleaned by the outfit a person wears and when? The subtle implications of a person’s accessories? [Natalie Trevonne](https://twitter.com › NatalieTrevonne › status) has and even wrote about it. In today’s episode we speak with one of the host of the Fashionably Tardy podcast about the […]

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Disability Garrison – Episode 13: Inclusive Playgrounds with Julie Kenerson (Fair Play for All)

By Abby Burch / 2022-06-28
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The Problem

When Maggie Carmichael started going to preschool, she was excited to play with her new friends. But the school’s playground was not accessible to her. As a wheelchair user, Maggie could …

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Disability Garrison – Episode 12: Independent Living with Karen Tamley

By Abby Burch / 2022-05-31
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The Problem

The first Center for Independent Living (CIL) was founded in Berkeley, California. It was created by Ed Roberts and his classmates with disabilities. They did not have the same freedoms as …

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Disability Garrison – Episode 12: Independent Living with Karen Tamley

By Abby Burch / 2022-05-31
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The Problem

The first Center for Independent Living (CIL) was founded in Berkeley, California. It was created by Ed Roberts and his classmates with disabilities. They did not have the same freedoms as …

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Introduction to Behaviour Analysis (Episode 14)

By DPSS Team / 2022-04-26
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In this episode, DPSS team member Trevor Friesen introduces us to Applied Behaviour Analysis (or ABA), and talks about some strategies for getting to the root cause of problem behaviours. Trevor also gives some suggestions about how to think about solutions for difficult behaviours.

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Disability Garrison – Episode 11: Health Equity and Disparity with Andy Imparato

By Abby Burch / 2022-04-26
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The Problem

Health equity is when everyone can achieve their full health potential. And there are no barriers for them to do so. But we have not achieved health equity. Communities of color, …

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