Beyond Awareness: Disability Awareness That Matters

Beyond Awareness: Disability Awareness That Matters

Hosted by: Diana Pastora Carson, M.Ed.

Is it appropriate to talk about disability? Is there a way to respectfully talk about disability? What words do I use when talking about disability? How do I teach kids about disability? Why do I feel awkward when I...

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26. From Self-Hate to Self-Love with Keah Brown

In this episode Keah Brown shares about her journey from self-hate, rooted in a moment in time when another child made fun of her, to self-love. She shares how this has inspired her work, including children's book,...
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25. A Student's Journey to Access & Advocacy with Deanna Yadollahi

In this episode Deanna Parvin Yadollahi shares their journey of self-discovery, self-love, and ensuing advocacy for access, not just for themself, but for the range of diverse humans within their learning community,...
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24. Allies and Obstacles with Allison Carey, Pamela Block, and Richard Scotch

Allison C. Carey is a Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Shippensburg University and director of the Master’s Program in Organizational Development and Leadership. She...
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23. Inclusive Schools with Megan Gross and Nancy Brundrett

Megan Gross Nancy Brundrett In this episode, Diana shares a conversation about inclusive schools with Teacher on Special Assignment, Megan Gross, and Classified on Special Assignment, Nancy Brundrett, educators in the...
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22. "Inspiration Porn" with Dr. Toni Saia

Dr. Toni Saia Bio In this episode, Dr. Toni Saia defines "Inspiration Porn" and provides examples of common misconceptions about the disability experience that are perpetuated through popular inspirational comments,...
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21. Talking About Disability in Schools with Dr. Christa Bialka

Dr. Christa Bialka Bio In this episode, Diana Pastora Carson and Dr. Christa Bialka discuss what research tells us about how we do or do not discuss disability in our classrooms, as well as what holds teachers back...
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20. Selecting Books for Disability Awareness

In this episode, Diana Pastora Carson shares her guidelines for selecting appropriate classroom books about disability in a way that aligns with Disability Studies in Education and the social model of disability, and...
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19. Back to School Mindset Work for Going Beyond Awareness

In this episode, Diana Pastora Carson guides listeners through reflection of their perceptions of disability, and the results of having a negative outlook on disability vs. having a positive, respectful outlook on...
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18. Ableism in Education with Keith Jones

Keith Jones Bio In this episode, Keith Jones takes us on a journey through past and present experiences of ableism in education, as well as the intersection of being Black as well as disabled. Keith simultaneously...
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17. The Right to Communication with Darlene Hanson

Darlene Hanson's Bio Kindred Communication In this episode, Darlene takes us deep into the idea of the right to communication and what that means in terms of controversial AAC (augmentative and alternative...
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16. Presuming Competence with Jillian Parramore

Jillian Parramore has a B.A. in Applied Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies, emphasizing Elementary Education and Bachelor's in Child Development with a credential. Jillian has taught early childhood, elementary, middle...
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15. Autism and Disability Justice with Dr. Sara Acevedo

Link to Dr. Sara Acevedo's Bio Dr. Acevedo's Email Address: [email protected] In this episode, Dr. Sara Acevedo gives us insight into the person-first and identity-first language debate, and explains how language...
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