Knowledge Center

Parenting Series: God, Swim Lessons and Michael Phelps Saved My Daughters Life
"You never think it will happen to you" Delasber never thought that she would have minutes to get her, her disabled daughter and husband out of their house when the great flood hit and took everything from them. Listen to her amazing story as she shares what she wishes she had done to prepare and how her life has changed since.
Parenting Series: How to handle the transition to adulthood
"Build the life they want not the life you want for them." Shannon Johnson is here to share her story and experiences with her 27 year old son with autism. Listen as Shannon walks you through how they figured out what worked well for him and their family.
Your Childs Behavior......What to know and how to help
Our Place welcomes Shelly Meitzler from the TSC Alliance to walk us through behaviors. Shelly is a parent of 2 children with disabilities which makes her an expert in behaviors and as a loved one what you can do to help your child.
What are my options for pre-school?
Ali Malone, special education teacher and Our Place Expert walks you through what your options for pre-school are. You might be wondering what a day at pre-school looks like for your child, Ali is here to answer all of those questions. Check it out!
Who can help with my IEP??
Our Place Expert Bonnie Hybner was a special education teacher for over a decade, now she help families through the IEP process. We are here to tell you more about the IEP process and if you need help, don't worry IEP advocates are here for you.
Parenting Series: Travel....Tips, Tricks and Everything In Between
Mom and travel agent, Kathryn Rosser, walks you through how to plan the perfect vacation for your family. If you need help getting started, don't forget to check out our Experts page where Kathryn can plan your next trip for FREE!
Couples counseling.... not something to be afraid of
As you care for a child with disabilities don't forget about yourself and your partner. Sarah and Katherine are here to walk you through everything you need to know about couples counseling.
Evaluation..... Re-Evaluation? What do you need to know?
Join us as Dr. Brandi goes through special education evaluation and re-evaluation. Our goal is to help you understand how psychological evaluations can help your child access services and make progress.
Guardianship……Where do I start?
Sarah White will be walking us through the process of guardianship. When do you start the process? What are the pros and cons? Everything you need to know will be covered!
Therapy? Not What you Think.....
Sarah Erdman will be joining us from Summit’s Edge Counseling. Come listen as we explore the benefits of therapy and explore topics such as diagnosis….now what??
Everything Taxes - I Can Deduct What???
CEO of Charter Accounting, Deborah Daniel, will be joining us to answer all of your questions regarding taxes. You may be able to write off more than you think!
IEP Teachers Point Of View
Have you ever wondered how accommodations for a student are given to a sub or a teacher who is covering while the main teacher is away? What about when a modification can't be followed due to a teacher shortage? We have all of your answers here at Our Place! Listen as we interview a teacher in Dekalb Country regarding everything IEP.
NOW/Comp Waiver Application Process
Dawn Johnson takes away the stress of the Now/Comp waiver application process! Listen as a subject matter expert walks you through the entire process from beginning to end.
IEP - Nuts and Bolts and Everything You Need To Know
IEPs can be complicated to manage all on your own. Listen here as attorney Allison Vrolijk walks you through the nuts and bolts of the entire IEP process
Services Series: What in the world is a job coach?
Colleen Pirkle is an experienced Job Coach who is here to walk you through benefits of employment. She will give tips on finding services and go through exactly what a job coach does.
Services Series: How in the world do I find services?
Drew Decker is here to answer all of your questions regarding services. He will walk you through different services offered and how exactly do you find the right fit for you?
Services Series: Employer Point of View
"The more people that meet your child, the more people will see what they have to offer the world." Angie Hudson, Co-founder of "Esteamed Coffee" joins us to tell us all about their amazing organization. Angie has the most amazing stories about their employees and the progress they have made in just 18 months! You don't want to miss this one.
Services Series: Gain Independence Through.......Exercise?
Movement is just as important as anything else! Rebecca Camp Owner of PPF athletics is here to discuss all things exercise and services. She will be walking us through what her program looks like and why athletics and movement should be a priority. She is also going to be walking us through service options from camps to day programs and what exactly you can do to find services near you!