IEPs and more with Kathy Greco
Kathy Greco‘s conversation with Ann Cirimele Part 1 of 2

Kathy Greco‘s conversation with Ann Cirimele Part 1 of 2

September 16, 2021

IEPs and More with Kathy Greco explores the people and stories involved in education and care of students with needs, Kathy is an experienced lawyer that has dedicated her practice to this area of law to help parents who are often unfamiliar with the laws that define education for students with needs. 

In this first episode  (part 1 of 2) we meet Ann Cirimele and hear her inspiring story. Ann talks about her journey with her 36 year old son, Matt, who has Autism.  The perseverance she had in identifying this disability, having doctors tell her he was typical and wanting to believe them, but mom instinct knowing better. She shares her journey in getting him appropriate services for educational access and how she became a professional supporting families similarly situated.

Ann talks about the stages of grief a parent goes through when finding out they will have to readjust their dreams and goals for their child and finding joy in the process.   Enjoy!

Kathy Greco‘s conversation with Ann Cirimele Part 2 of 2

Kathy Greco‘s conversation with Ann Cirimele Part 2 of 2

September 16, 2021

IEPs and More with Kathy Greco explores the people and stories involved in education and care of students with needs, Kathy is an experienced lawyer that has dedicated her practice to this area of law to help parents who are often unfamiliar with the laws that define education for students with needs. 

In this second episode  (part 2 of 2) we continue our talk with Ann Cirimele and hear the conclusion of her inspiring story.

IEPs and More with Kathy Greco  - Episode 3 Kathy Talks with Kim Rubinstein

IEPs and More with Kathy Greco - Episode 3 Kathy Talks with Kim Rubinstein

September 16, 2021

Join us for Episode 3 and hear the amazing and inspiring story of Kim Rubinstein.

Kim was blessed with a daughter with developmental disabilities, Elizabeth.  She discusses the unprofessional and horrific statement her doctor made upon delivering Elizabeth.  Kim shares her journey of truly creating and facilitating full inclusion placement for Elizabeth, then working as a professional Inclusion Specialist who brought full inclusion to life for many other kids.  

Kim shares what she and Elizabeth have now created by way of sustained employment to support independent living.   check out  goodeatscookies.com

Enjoy!

 

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IEPs and More with Kathy Greco - Episode 4 - Meet Lori Gobbi

IEPs and More with Kathy Greco - Episode 4 - Meet Lori Gobbi

September 16, 2021

In Episode 4 we meet one of Kathy's childhood friends, the well-known and universally loved Lori Gobbi! 

Lori spent decades teaching special education and found her joy in working with the young adults in the transition program.  

Though Lori has recently retired, her daughter Nicole carries on the dedication!

Enjoy!

IEPs and more with Kathy Greco - Episode 6 - Lauren and Angela

IEPs and more with Kathy Greco - Episode 6 - Lauren and Angela

September 16, 2021

In Episode 6 Kathy introduces you to Lauren and her mother Angela. Their journey demonstrates how hard work, faith and love can change lives.

When Kathy met them, Lauren had never been assessed for special education services though she struggles with executive function disfunction.  Lauren had also experienced childhood trauma which she tried hard to escape from in every way possible.

After trying everything possible to support and help Lauren, Angela had to get herself to a place of accepting if Lauren stopped breathing, she would go on.

Lauren is now a young adult with two kids in a RN program.  She talks about facing her trauma and working through it so that she could be the mother her kids deserved.  Lauren found her way!

Welcome to IEPs and More with Kathy Greco

Welcome to IEPs and More with Kathy Greco

September 19, 2021

In this introduction, Kathy gives you some background on how she came to focus her law practice as well as a bit of information about herself.

#specialeducation #IEP #ABA #sensoryintegration #OT #behavioralchallenges #student #teacher #schooldistrict #autism #ADD #ADHD #ODD #developmentaldisability #regionalcenter #OHI 

IEPs and More with Kathy Greco  - Episode 7 - Kathy Talks with Leslie

IEPs and More with Kathy Greco - Episode 7 - Kathy Talks with Leslie

September 20, 2021

Leslie is a dedicated mom and advocate who talks about early indicators that parents can be on the lookout for as their children grow from infancy into their pre-school years. She also shares a wealth of information to help us understand the way a child instinctively acts to protect themselves as they find their way in the world.

IEPs and More with Kathy Greco - Executive Function Dysfunction Explained

IEPs and More with Kathy Greco - Executive Function Dysfunction Explained

October 2, 2021

Kathy gives an in-depth, plain-English explanation of the sometimes misunderstood issue of executive function disfunction,   so you can understand how kids and adults  are affected by it, and how you can begin to help them succeed.

#autism, #spectrumdisorder, #executivefunction, #helpingkidswithautism, #adhd, #add 

IEPs and More with Kathy Greco - Episode 9 -  A Conversation with Stephanie Farris

IEPs and More with Kathy Greco - Episode 9 - A Conversation with Stephanie Farris

October 16, 2021

Teaching children to read is foundational to success in school. But what if that child is behind in their reading development or has a disability? How can a child read to learn, if they haven't learned to read? Stephanie Farris is a reading specialist with advanced training in reading education and she provides an eye-opening look into the task of teaching reading to students that will educate and surprise you.

IEPs and More with Kathy Greco - Episode 10 - Elizabeth and Good Eats Sweet Treats!

IEPs and More with Kathy Greco - Episode 10 - Elizabeth and Good Eats Sweet Treats!

October 23, 2021

If you listened to Episode 3, you simply MUST listen to this episode! Kathy talks with Elizabeth, Kim Rubinstein's daughter and co-founder of their cookie business 'Good Eats Sweet Treats' (http://www.GoodEatsCookies.com).

They have built a successful business model that they would like to share with others so that they can build independence and engagement in their communities as well. 

 

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