Meghan Mulvenna – Special Travelers – A podcast.
A new source for this audio resource post. Hope Saves the Day host the Autism Radio show, an unbiased weekly podcast that covers all sorts of issues within the Autism community. We have picked one of their recent episodes to encourage you to visit their site to listen to more. In this podcast Meghan Mulvenna discusses travel support in relation to Autism issues. Her website can be found here.
This gives me an idea. Coming soon a non autism post guiding you in setting up Podcast software, to record and manage loads of audio resources. You can listen to them in the car, walking to work or as you drift off to sleep. Watch this space for that post.
For now visit the Autism Radio site and enjoy what they have lovingly provided the world. The following is the text that accompanies the podcast.
Meghan Mulvenna who is the founder of Special Travelers, an organization based on the need for children with autism and other developmental disabilities to be supported in everyday life experiences. This is what she feels is the purpose of Special Education, to impart skills to children who will then be able to use them within their homes and communities. Their goal is to bridge the gap between learning and living.
The role of Special Travelers is truly unique. They pick up where education leaves off. Some of their services include accompanying individuals on family vacations, events and day trips; facilitating common community-based scenarios such as shopping at grocery stores or eating in restaurants; and creating effective home-based systems for improving routines, leisure activities and basic responsibilities.
Meghan holds a BA in Special Education, Teacher of the Handicapped certification, and MA in Organizational Behavior. She has served the population with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities, including as Williams, Fragile X, and Angelman syndromes. Having served as an in-home provider, teacher, consultant, Coordinator and Educational Director, Meghan is most passionate about improving the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (443) 228-6436. Visit www.special-travelers.org for more information about their services.