20 Best Podcasts About Disability Rights of 2021

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Are you wanting to learn more about disability rights? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best disability rights podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, Twitter us Pretty Progressive (Twitter) and we will check it out!

Best Disability Rights Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Inclusive Education Project Podcast

  • Publisher: Amanda Selogie and Vickie Brett: Special Education and Civil Rights Attorne
  • Total Episodes: 172

Disability rights is the next frontier in civil rights. We believe education is the key to building an inclusive society and ensuring that all students are given an equal opportunity. The Inclusive Education Project Podcast, hosted by Special Education and Civil Rights attorneys, Amanda Selogie and Vickie Brett, offers a fresh, smart perspective on what it takes to truly make our educational systems and communities inclusive. Tune in each week as Amanda and Vickie share insight on topics ranging from education reform to advocating for equal rights for all students, and participating in modern activism. This show will also offer user-friendly resources to help you and your family navigate the educational playing field.

You First: The Disability Rights Florida Podcast

  • Publisher: Disability Rights Florida
  • Total Episodes: 26

The purpose of You First is to discuss the rights of individuals with disabilities, putting your rights first. Host Keith Casebonne tackles important issues with knowledgeable guests, accounting first-hand experiences and discussing available resources for persons with disabilities. This podcast is produced by Disability Rights Florida, a not-for-profit corporation working to protect and advance the rights of Floridians with disabilities through advocacy and education. You can learn more about Disability Rights Florida on our website at DisabilityRightsFlorida.org.

Not Your Mama’s Autism (NYMA)

  • Publisher: Lola Dada-Olley
  • Total Episodes: 19

NYMA is the story of one family’s experiences with autism through a multi-generational lens. Hosted by a woman who is both the older sibling to a non-verbal man living with autism and now the mother of two children on the autism spectrum, NYMA takes on topics like autism awareness now compared to thirty years ago, past and current treatments, allies, special education pre-Covid-19 and during Covid-19, disability rights broken down by zip code, marriage therapy along the autism journey, intersectionality of race and disability, corporate inclusion efforts and much more.

The Think Inclusive Podcast

  • Publisher: MCIE
  • Total Episodes: 59

The Think Inclusive Podcast (presented by MCIE) features conversations and commentary with thought leaders in inclusive education and community advocacy. Think Inclusive exists to build bridges between parents, educators, and disability rights advocates to promote inclusion for all students. To find out more about who we are and what we do, go to thinkinclusive.us (the official blog of MCIE) and check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

PandA Pod

  • Publisher: National Disability Rights Network
  • Total Episodes: 9

Training and technical assistance on a range of disability rights related topics for the Protection and Advocacy system

A Better Table Podcast

  • Publisher: Sprudge Media
  • Total Episodes: 13

A Better Table is hosted by Sprudgie Award-winning journalist and community organizer Umeko Motoyoshi. This show is a journalistic deep dive into the topics that matter in today’s coffee world, from disability access to coffee producer rights at origin to labor organizing in the modern coffee workforce, and much, much more. Motoyoshi’s fearless journalism isn’t afraid to ask big questions: who is coffee for, what ways can we challenge existing systems, and how do we come together to create a better table for all.

Who Lives Like This?!

  • Publisher: Elizabeth Aquino and Jason Lehmbeck
  • Total Episodes: 43

Join us on our podcast journey to learn from conversations with OUR kinds of celebrities – caregivers living this life honestly and making an impact for our children and others. We’ll also be talking to the other experts, those who help us and fight for us in education and the medical field, for disability rights and so on.

Don’t IEP Alone.

  • Publisher: Lisa Lightner
  • Total Episodes: 108

I attend IEP meetings for a living and you just can’t compete with that level of crazy.This is the only podcast dedicated to helping parents navigate the IEP process.Warning: I’ve been told I have a Philly accent. I don’t hear it. Also, I curse. It’s something I’m working on as far as personal development. So please don’t be put off. I’m trying.Inspired by her own son with disabilities, Lisa Lightner is an award-winning blogger and advocate. She has previously worked for her county’s Arc and has served on the Boards of Directors for several disability organizations. Currently, she is her county’s chairperson for the Right to Education Task Force, a federally decreed group set up in 1971 to ensure that all children in Pennsylvania had the opportunity to an education. When not attending IEP meetings with families or lobbying in Harrisburg and DC for disability rights, she can be found on the web at her IEP advice blog, A Day in our Shoes. She is known for her practical, realistic and implementable advice for parents.

Traipsin’ Global on Wheels Podcast Hour

  • Publisher: Ming Canaday
  • Total Episodes: 96

The Traipsin’ Global On Wheels Podcast Hour is dedicated to being a definitive resource for new insights and perspectives in disability advocacy, fitness and health, and accessible travel. Our mission is to build a community of healthy, global-minded, and informed advocates willing to take on both emerging and age-old issues within disability rights. Each week on our podcast, we interview someone with a disability or someone whose work advances the disability rights movement locally and internationally. If you have any questions/inquiries about the podcast please email [email protected]

Advocacy PRIME

  • Publisher: Michael Arrigoni
  • Total Episodes: 18

This PodCast shares stories, resources, and support for people with disabilities and their families. You will hear content from self-advocates, advocates of people with disabilities, community members, and all others who share the passion or curiosity for advocating for disability rights and equality. It consists of one main host (Michael Arrigoni) and rotating co-hosts who will share their respective in the fight for disability rights. You can support the PodCast here by providing a donation of any sort to paypal.me/advocacyprime

ASID Research to Practice

  • Publisher: ASID
  • Total Episodes: 16

The official podcast of the Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID). We bring you the latest in Australian and New Zealand research into improving the rights and quality of life for people with intellectual disability. Find out more about ASID at our website http://asid.asn.au/ or follow us on social media: Twitter @ASID_Ltd Facebook: @asid.asn.au .

Rights Here, Rights Now!

  • Publisher: disAbility Law Center of VA
  • Total Episodes: 40

Rights Here, Rights Now! is a disAbility Law Center of Virginia podcast. The disAbility Law Center of Virginia is the protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities in Virginia. This is the trailer episode where we discuss the purpose of the podcast and what is to come! Full episode transcription in episode details.

Disability Rights Commission Podcast

  • Publisher: Madison City Channel
  • Total Episodes: 44

This is a podcast of CIty of Madison, Wisconsin Disability Rights Commission meetings. Meetings generally occur the fourth Thursday of each month.

The Access Aisle

  • Publisher: accessaisle
  • Total Episodes: 21

A disability rights advocacy podcast that brings together advocates, policy makers, and people with disabilities to talk about the issues facing the disability community.

New Horizons Trailblazers

  • Publisher: New Horizons Life Skills
  • Total Episodes: 29

New Horizons Life Skills is a Nashville nonprofit agency that has supported adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 50 years since 1971. This podcast is a platform to discuss topics surrounding the greater disability community, particularly focusing on education, self-advocacy, and awareness.Each day we operate according to our mission: to support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by advocating for their rights and dignity, providing person-centered services and programs, and ensuring their independence through meaningful work, living conditions, and access to the community. This podcast will be a place for individuals from diverse backgrounds and with unique abilities to share their victories, challenges, and stories with the world. We hope you enjoy it!

Working Blind

  • Publisher: Holly Scott-Gardner
  • Total Episodes: 11

Working blind shares the stories of blind people, their journey to a career and the successes and challenges they have experienced throughout their lives. I’m Holly Scott-Gardner, a disability rights advocate passionate about accessibility and inclusion. I know that blind people have one of the highest rates of unemployment of all disability groups, and I set out to change that. By connecting with blind people who are in work and sharing their stories I want to offer encouragement to younger blind people, or those who have recently lost their vision. But I also want to show recruiters and business owners that blind people are highly skilled individuals, dedicated to their careers, and they can support you in achieving your business goals. Listen to our stories, and give us a chance.

Empire State of Rights: Closed Captioned

  • Publisher: Disability Rights New York
  • Total Episodes: 88

A weekly podcast produced by Disability Rights New York. Empire State of Rights: Closed Captioned is your source for current topics and trends essential to disability rights advocacy. For our closed captioned and ASL version, visit our YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/c/DisabilityRightsNewYork. **The views, information, or opinions expressed during the Empire State of Rights: Closed Captioned podcast are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Disability Rights New York.**

Special Education Out Loud

  • Publisher: Denver Leigh
  • Total Episodes: 6

Special Education Out Loud highlights personal perspectives of special education and disability rights through the lives, stories, and experiences of families, professionals, and individuals with disabilities.

Blaisin’ Access Podcast

  • Publisher: Blaise Bryant
  • Total Episodes: 15

Connecting the Community to the Disabled World Did you know nearly one out of six people have a disability? ​ The Blaisin’ Access show highlights disability issues, programs/services, and showing disabled people can succeed in an able-bodied world. ​ The host, Blaise Bryant, has been completely blind since birth. He has defeated the social stereotype by achieving a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, working full-time, and an active disability rights activist in the community.

Hidden Voices

  • Publisher: Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Total Episodes: 8

The people you will meet here are kids, young adults, college students, athletes, employees, adults, entrepreneurs, siblings, parents – all with a story. These are funny, heartwarming, challenging stories about people with developmental disabilities who are living, working and advocating for their rights – and disability rights in Georgia. All want to be included in social circles, workplaces and communities of their choice. Just like all of us. We explore issues that impact their lives like Medicaid waivers, employment, housing, transportation, advocacy, adaptive technology, and service animals.

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