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The Shining Beautiful Series Podcast

Nov 21, 2021

It is time to get honest about education and the impact of COVID on both teachers and students. Educating students with special needs presents opportunities and challenges even when everything is working well.  The glue that holds special education together is The Individualized Educational Plan (IEP).  This tool...


Oct 27, 2021

It is Halloween and we are supposed to be scared, right?  While the jack-o-lantern glow fades, the staffing shortages burn brighter every day.  Mikelle, Katherine, and Kendyl, a direct service professional discuss the why, the impact, and strategies to create a new future in this transitional time including how Colorado...


Sep 22, 2021

Oh, boy!  Not even sure where to start on this episode, but it feels like chaos cause it is like chaos.  Good times mix with challenging times. Change is complex and confusing. 

Perhaps, the most challenging aspect of 2021 for us is the labor shortage in all aspects of service delivery for people with disabilities.  We...


Jul 28, 2021

Please forgive the tech advocates for the slow start on this podcast.  We are not perfect but we are smart enough to invite Rehabilitation Subject Matter Expert, Amy Gonzales to our podcast!  In this episode, we cover the gambit of working with other communities, learning cultural sensitivity, and the future...


Jun 30, 2021

This is not our first hiring rodeo.  Over the years, we have pretty good luck building an amazing team.  However, this year everything is different.  Confronting a labor shortage in health care, we had to get creative. Try a few new things and search for deeper understanding for those who are in education and direct...