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Fostering Voices Podcast

Aug 22, 2023


As we continue exploring the return to school season, today's discussion delves into a crucial topic. Join us as we sit down with Amanda Glass, an esteemed legal professional with a passion for advocating for children's rights.

Amanda's journey, post-graduation from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, led her to a groundbreaking Equal Justice Works fellowship at the Arizona Center for Disability Law, supported by Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Her impactful project focuses on enhancing accessibility to special education and mental health services for children with invisible disabilities within Arizona's child welfare system. Through legal expertise, community education, and collaborative efforts with existing organizations, Amanda strives to uplift children facing emotional or unseen challenges.

In this insightful conversation, Amanda sheds light on the invaluable role collaboration and connection play in ensuring every child's needs are met. If you're a parent or guardian encountering roadblocks, frustration, or uncertainty in securing the necessary support for your child, this episode offers guidance and hope. Join us as we explore the transformative power of collective action and empathy in advocating for the future of our children. Thank you, Amanda, for gracing us with your expertise and perspective today. Tune in and empower yourself with knowledge!

Resource Links:

Archived: Guide to the Individualized Education Program

Learn The Law - NCLD

Resources - Arizona Center for Disability Law


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00:04 - On Today's Episode

00:46 - Meet Amanda Glass

01:29 - Amanda's Work

03:23 - What Disparities are There?

05:05 - What Draws you to Child Welfare?

07:08 - Dukes Up!

10:04 - Options for Parents in Dispute

11:58 - Options for Filing Complaints

13:39 - Ordering Corrective Action

16:23 - Timeline for Due Process

19:06 - Broken Systems

23:21 - Restraint and Seclusion

27:00 - What can a Parent Do?

29:26 - Follow the Plan with Fidelity

31:41 - Accountability

32:37 - Public Records of Accountability

34:38 - Least Restrictive Placement

35:56 - Change of Placement

37:10 - Knowledge is Power

38:18 - Procedural Safeguards Notice

39:22 - Don't go it Alone!

40:00 - The Takeaway

40:57 - Resource Links

42:56 - Thank You!