S2E2 - Interview with Linda Carmona-Bell - Parent / Advocate / Educator

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S2, Ep 2 - Interview with Linda Carmona-Bell

Subtitle: Parent / Advocate / Educator

Recording Date: November 15, 2022

Summary: In this episode Gerry interviews Linda Carmona-Bell, a member of PEAC (Pennsylvania Education for All Coalition). Linda serves as president of PEAC, and has worked for over 30 years for the New jersey Department of Education. She has experience in bi-lingual education, educational technologies, and more. Linda shares the journey of her and her daughter, Sienna, as they navigate Sienna's journey through school, to the job search and more.

Keywords: Transition, Disability, Our Parallel Paths, Geralyn Arango=Deely, Linda Carmona-Bell, C2P2, PEAC, PATH, transition planning, personal futures planning

Topical Index:

  • Opening [00:00]
  • Introductions [01:18]
  • Exhaustion, Worry, Pride [02:31]
  • Two Visions [03:09]
  • Confidence & Competence – Partners in Policy Making (C2P2) [04:04]
  • What Do You Need? [06:13]
  • the vision drives the planning [09:25]
  • Let her be her [10:57]
  • Transition planning at age 5 [12:13]
  • Customized Employment – schedules and planning [14:29]
  • what it looks like for me, the parent [17:24]
  • taking care of myself [18:57]
  • asking for help [20:46]
  • what I wish I knew… [21:31]
  • Language matters [22:44]
  • We are a team – my voice matters as well [25:30]
  • I did/can create change in the system [29:24]
  • Good intentions [31:49]
  • next steps [34:58]
  • closing [38:51

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