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Welcome to Need to Know with Dana Jonson!  Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast so you get updates when new episodes are available.  You can find me on Instagram @specialed.life or you can email your questions and comments to me at dana@specialed.life.  I look forward to chatting with you!

Mar 25, 2020

Today we are discussing Coronavirus and how the pandemic effects your child's program and what you can do to preserve your rights during this uncertain time. As you all know by now, the school closures are not about preventing Covid-19 but rather slowing down the spread so that our healthcare system can manage it....


Mar 18, 2020

There are so many reasons parents consider alternative programs for their children. I'm not talking about special education schools today, I'm talking about alternative programs that have the freedom and flexibility to offer out of the box schooling. While not specifically designed for students with disabilities,...


Mar 11, 2020

Twice exceptional (2e) children struggle because their gifts mask their challenges and their challenges mask their gifts. So, how do we educate 2e children? Today we are talking with super-mom and co-founder of Cajal Academy (cajalacademy.org), a private special education school in CT designed for 2e children....


Mar 4, 2020

Today we are with Erik Mayville, PhD, BCBA discussing the components of psycho-educational evaluations and what role independent evaluators play in the special education realm. Dr. Mayville is not only a licensed clinical psychologist but also a board-certified behavior analyst. He conducts independent diagnostic...