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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!

May 29, 2020

The purpose of transition goals and objectives is to prepare your child for life after high school, whatever that may be for them. So now, all you need to figure out is what life after high school will look like for your child AND what skills your child will need to be there AND how to successfully teach those skills...


May 20, 2020

The science tells us we feel AND do better when we attend to our own nutrition, physical activity, and mental health. So, what have you done for yourself lately!

Dr. Marney White, clinical psychologist and Associate Professor at the Yale School of Public Health, joins us and she's going to tell us what we need to know...


May 13, 2020

What is compensatory education (comp ed) and who needs to know about it? It's what children with disabilities are entitled to when they don't get the services in their IEP (sound like anyone you know?) and the person who needs to know about it is YOU! Comp ed is educational services awarded to students with disabilities...


May 6, 2020

What is crisis schooling? Exactly what you are doing now!

Distance learning, educational opportunities, work packets, zoom sessions, and (in all your free time) don't forget you have to work too!

Catherine Whitcher is the founder of Master IEP Coach Mentorship®, a program that teach parents, educators, and any member...