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(33 mins) In this episode, hosts Katherine Cody, Psy.D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS welcome Kimberley Spire-Oh. Kimberley is an attorney in private practice, and received a J.D. from Hofstra School of Law and a B.S. in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University. Her practice focuses on special education law and advocacy and disability law representing clients throughout Florida. Prior to starting her law practice, Ms. Spire-Oh was legal editor for LRP Publications’ reporters, bulletins and treatises involving disability law. She has also worked as a mediator, as a Congressional caseworker, as donor relations officer for the Harvard School of Public Health, and as a grant writer and consultant for numerous nonprofit organizations. Ms. Spire-Oh has first-hand knowledge of disabilities as an individual with seizure and autoimmune disorders, and as mother of a twice-exceptional child. The three discusses Kimberley’s experience raising a son with autism while dealing with epilepsy, highlights things people that are on the spectrum should know about the law, and discusses the use of restraints on neurodiverse students. For more about Kimberley, visit: https://www.ksolawfirm.com/ Kimberley passed not he following links for more information on the topics discussed: Disability Rights Florida: https://www.disabilityrightsflorida.org/ Link to the Florida Bill discussed: http://m.flsenate.gov/Bill/00062 COPAA Links: http://stophurtingkids.com/ https://edlabor.house.gov/hearings/classrooms-in-crisis-examining-the-inappropriate-use-of-seclusion-and-restraint-practices https://tcf.org/content/commentary/need-federal-legislation-seclusion-restraint/?session=1&session=1 https://www.king5.com/mobile/video/news/local/wa-special-ed-students-suffering-from-trauma-after-use-of-restraints-isolation/281-983040fd-7ada-4bd8-ab6c-c0361b88aa7f https://apnews.com/db27c46d572343f9b6ff305df8fc95b4 ----------------- Spectrumly Speaking is the podcast dedicated to women on the autism spectrum, produced by Different Brains®. Each week, join our hosts Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS (a Life Coach, Certified Autism Specialist, and Autism advocate that is herself on the spectrum) and Katherine Cody, Psy.D. (a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in people on the autism spectrum) as they discuss topics and news stories, share personal stories, and interview some of the most fascinating voices from the autism community. Follow Different Brains on social media: https://twitter.com/diffbrains https://www.facebook.com/different.brains/ http://differentbrains.org/category/spectrumlyspeaking/

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