Every Handicap This Podcast episode your co-hosts Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach continue to build momentum. You might even say every episode the Handicap This Podcast grows stronger. Growing stronger remains today’s guest’s specialty. Listen up as Mike and Tim welcome to the show Stronger Every Day Podcast host Bo Bigelow.
A “recovering lawyer” Bo’s life underwent a transition to stay-at-home dad so he could tend to his daughter Tess’ special needs. During the show Bo tells how his past work as a lawyer helped prepare him for special needs parenthood. This gives way to a hilarious back and forth between Mike and Bo. Click play to determine what comes across more convincingly, an actual law degree or the tutelage from Dick Wolf and Sam Waterston only made possible by countless Law & Order marathons.
Jokes aside Mike, Tim, and Bo delve deep into disability issues. Often in the special needs community, individuals view labels negatively. Bo possesses a polar opposite opinion, even once doing a Stronger Every Day Podcast episode titled “Label My Kid Please.” What Bo says to Mike and Tim on the subject matter will give you a renewed appreciation for labels!
Another popular special needs theme Mike, Tim, and Bo discuss deals with the inevitable awkward moment. You know those times when a friend, acquaintance, or passerby feels compelled to make a comment on your or your loved one’s handicap. The inevitable could happen at the supermarket, the beach, anywhere! Hear Bo relate wisdom he heard on Mike Pesca’s The Gist Podcast regarding talking about race to talking about special needs. While an unlikely parallel, the connection will empower you and equip you to better handle that next awkward moment.
Finally checkout the special needs resources Bo recommends, The Mighty and yes the Handicap This Podcast! Specifically Bo mentions episode eight “Traits for Working in the Special Needs Community.” And if you like the Handicap This Podcast, you will want to help Mike and Tim get into your local middle schools and high schools courtesy Making Minds Handicap Accessible: The Digital Classroom Experience.