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Our Year End Review, we shared some of the most inspiring and interesting stories of the year. 2016

Everything Special Needs radio show year in review. 2015

We shared some highlights of the year with a special montage. 2014

 


we learned about a very important job resource page called thespectrumcareers.com
We also spoke to Jo Anne White, PhD, who wrote the book-More Heaven:Because every Child is Special

 


January

World Aids Day

In honor of World Aids Day we will talk to Bryan Urbsaitis about the challenges a student might face when attending school with an HIV positive diagnosis and things teachers and peers can do to help.


February

we talked to Jim Kelly. An amazing, inspiring man, who also does great impersonations. It’s an interview you don’t want to miss. We will also be talking to Lieutenant Brendan Barton-Gloucester Township

Police Community Relations Commander. Lt. Barton will talk about will talk about the disability registration program. Some valuable information.

 

New Jersey State Library


Jewish Disability

We spoke to the Special Needs Coalition Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey.

 

We talked about a special education religious school program at the Sunday school at Congregation Ner Tamid in Cherry Hill. We talked to Fran Twersky.


March

Developmental Disabilities

We spoke to the director of the supports program and employment services of Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) . Jennifer Joyce was in studio to answer your questions. The Division of Developmental Disabilities

(DDD) segment was up 1st. We also covered the special needs prom coming up in June when we spoke to Marissa Hacker.

We talked to a transition specialist, Theresa Rohlfing of the Center for Independent Living.

Transition Specialist
(856)853-6490

resources for individuals with down syndrome

We spoke to members of kids, which is an organization based in South Jersey to promote knowledge and resources for individuals with down syndrome.

Tourette Syndrome National Advocacy Day

We talked to Nicole Greco of the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome.

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Ben Topiel. Ben was diagnosed with Tourette’s and ADHD at age 6 and went on to graduate from George Washington university. Ben shared his story and journey with us.

Public Transit


April

Puzzle ribbon

Autism Awareness Month

We talked to Gary from POAC. They provide training programs for police and 1st responders, training in the schools, family events, support, and much more!

We talked to Rob Gorski who has an autism daddy blog. We also talked to Emily kreifels from Autism Speaks South Jersey.

We were joined by 8th grader Jessica Levy who started a special needs talent show. We were also joined by Debra Wallace-Forman from Autism Cares.

Autism Awareness Month. Our sponsor, Dr. Rick Brown of Back to Life Chiropractic and some of his patients and their parents spoke this evening.

We were joined by 8th grader Jessica Levy who started a special needs talent show. We were also joined by Debra Wallace-Forman from Autism Cares.

We spoke with the ARC of Gloucester county about their various services. We kicked off Autism awareness month with a great giveaway donated by Yard Work and More. Also back in November we spoke to Dr,

Varleisha Gibbs Assistant Professor Department of Occupational Therapy University of the Sciences. She gave tips about traveling for holiday dinner with a special needs child/adult. I have reviewed her show again and passed along some

of her tips for Easter dinner or Passover Seders..

National Siblings Day

We had a stack of questions for the siblings. We had a cookie tray from the ARC of Gloucester County. The Sibling Forum went well for those who are siblings of a special needs family member.

Marissa Hacker and Antigone talked about Fantastic Friends South Jersey Siblings. They explain the group and how it helps the siblings of special needs children. Marissa also fill us in on some of the great

events Fantastic Friends is doing, as well as the Stockton Chapter she has started


May

Anniversary of the show

5-4-2015

We celebrated 1 year on the air with our 1st Anniversary show. We had a full lineup of guests.

Early Intervention

It is early intervention week and we talked to Jen Bush who heads one of the early intervention groups, and is also my daughter’s former early intervention teacher. Jen provides amazing insight.

It was Early Intervention week so we discussed topics with EI teacher Jen Bush and PT Audrey Arzt.

Deaf Awareness

We talked to a representative from Burlington county special services regarding their deaf/hard if hearing programs. we also talked to Bridge player theater group about their performances for blind/low vision, hearing impaired, and

their autism friendly performances.


June

We spoke to Kim Norton. Her son Henry has Usher Syndrome Type 1. She founded Help Henry See and Hear. They provide several areas of support to those with a sensory impairment.

We spoke to special needs life coach Lisa Bernardo. And we were given tips on summer travel to amusement parks with Jeremy Hunsicker.

Helen-Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

It is Helen Keller deaf-blindness awareness week and we talked to Jim Kelly. An amazing, inspiring man, who also does great impersonations. It’s an interview you don’t want to miss. We will also be talking to Lieutenant Brendan

Barton-Gloucester Township Police Community Relations Commander. Lt. Barton will talk about will talk about the disability registration program. Some valuable information.


Autistic Pride Day

We talked to Mark Vonberg of the MRC sports unity league and to Debra Muzikar from The Art of Autism. (6-20-16)


July

National Therapeutic Recreation Week

We talked about therapy dogs and how they have been integrated into special needs programs in the school systems. We have representatives from Deptford and Kingsway School districts on the air as well.

Karen Weidner and freeholder Mcdonell spoke about special needs programs in Camden County.

Camden County Progamming and Freeholders-Special Needs Programming in Camden County-Horseback Riding, sports, theater, arts and crafts Special Education Attorney Lisa Krizman Miracle League of Camden

County


August

Everything Special Needs Radio Show held its 1st Ever Special Needs resource vendor fair on July 27th. We had 20 great vendors and a wonderful

turnout.


September

National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration

Nanci Roman-certified trainer and nutrition expert talked about the importance of proper nutrition and fitness for yourself while caring for your special needs child. Leslie Rubenstein from learning disabilities association of NJ talked

about learning disabilities and an upcoming conference.

 


October

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Leslie Rubenstein from learning disabilities association of NJ talked about learning disabilities and an upcoming conference.

Dyslexia Awareness Month

We talked about “Caroline’s Cart.” Caroline’s mother Drew Ann had called in. We talked to Maria Torres-Kimmins, who is the president of the NJ chapter of the International Dyslexic Association. We also be talked to Al Panzarella about a

special needs indoor soccer clinic that is on Sunday 11/2. Al filled us in on some of his other sports programs as well.

National Disability Employment Awareness

Yard Work and More

We spoke to the director of the supports program and employment services of Division of Developmental Disabilities DDD. Jennifer Joyce was in studio to answer your

questions.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

We talk to Alice Hunnicutt Director of Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. The division helps individuals with disabilities find, get, and keep jobs in New Jersey

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

We spoke to members of kids, which is an organization based in South Jersey to promote knowledge and resources for individuals with down syndrome.


November

Assistive Technology Awareness Month

we talkd to Burlington county special services about AAC comucation.

Jen Bush

 

ABA specialist-Rebecca Khettry-Clay Special Education Attorney Lisa Krizman Challenger Baseball League-Todd Schmidt

 

Thanksgiving

To nights show was about how to ready for Thanksgiving with tips from occupational therapist Dr. Varleesha Gibbs


December

HIV & AIDS Awareness

In honor of World Aids Day we will talk to Bryan Urbsaitis about the challenges a student might face when attending school with an HIV positive diagnosis and things teachers and peers can do to help.


stories

We talked to Donna Kirk who wrote the book “Finding Matthew.” Donna shared her story with us.

LeeAndra Chergey, will share her memoirs in a book she wrote, Make A Wish For Me. The book explores the emotional and real-world challenges of living with her son Ryan’s autism diagnosis.

We were joined by 8th grader Jessica Levy who started a special needs talent show. We were also joined by Debra Wallace-Forman from Autism Cares.

We talked about “Caroline’s Cart.” Caroline’s mother Drew Ann had called in. We talked to Maria Torres-Kimmins, who is the president of the NJ chapter of the International Dyslexic Association. We also be talked to Al Panzarella about a

special needs indoor soccer clinic that is on Sunday 11/2. Al filled us in on some of his other sports programs as well.

Maryann Raccosta shared her amazing story. We will also talk to Bishop Eustace high school football coach Robert Cormier about their Victory day coming up in September, where the special needs kids will get a full “Game day” experience.

anti-bullying

We talked to the founders of Operation Purple Sky, an anti-bullying organization.

Law

ABA specialist-Rebecca Khettry-Clay Special Education Attorney Lisa Krizman Challenger Baseball League-Todd Schmidt

Special Education Attorney Lisa Krizman Special Needs Sports League

Cathy Brackin-Disability attorney Special Education Attorney Lisa Krizman Miracle League of Gloucester County

Anthony Johnson-Teaching autistic young adults to use public transportation safely and effectively Special Education Attorney Lisa Krizman Mark Vonberg-Founder and Commissioner of MRC Sports Unity League

SSI

Cathy Brackin-Disability attorney Special Education Attorney Lisa Krizman Miracle League of Gloucester County

We talked to Christine Matus of the Matus law group about special needs law, guardianships, etc. Thank you for sponsoring our show.

 

Religion

We talked to Brother Tom of St. John of God Community Services about their various special needs programs.

Autism With the Rizzo’s- David and Mercedez Rizzo and family share their autism stories and their challenges for religious inclusion.

We spoke to the Special Needs Coalition Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey.


Learning Ally

We talk to Ed Bray of Learning Ally about severs for print disables people.


Teen Groups

Groups Fantastic Friends

Marissa Hacker and Antigone talked about Fantastic Friends South Jersey Siblings. They explain the group and how it helps the siblings of special needs children. Marissa also fill us in on some of the great events

Fantastic Friends is doing, as well as the Stockton Chapter she has started

Learning Ally’s YES! Program

YES! Program is an in-person program that pairs younger students with learning differences with an older student who is trained to help guide them through a series of goals. The purpose of YES! is to train students with learning

differences to recognize their strengths and weaknesses, to help them build confidence and to provide them with the tools to become strong self-advocates. Each student is assigned a Youth Ambassador who will monitor member progress, act

as a resource and provide guidance.


Housing

We talked to Linda Kuepper from Autism Cares Foundation and Svet Repic-Qira of Community Options who talk about autism serves.


sports

We talked to Brian Olsen of the Vineland Sled stars. An amazing special needs sled hockey league.

We talked sports! We’ve had a local Challenger league and a special needs soccer league joining us on 2-29-16. We talked to players, coaches, and buddies.

We talked to Bob Cooper about a special needs soccer class.

Flyers Special Needs Youth Hockey League

609-876-7420


We talked Mark Vonberg of MRC Sports Unity League about their fall sports programs for the special needs community.

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volunteers

Tonight we feature the volunteers. The unsung heroes who donate their time to various special needs sports leagues.


Mobility

We talked to Tom Ehrmann of Mobility Works in Woodbury. Mobility Works will have a table at the Everything Special Needs Resource fair on Feb. 22 at St. John of God Community Services.

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