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This podcast features a one-on-one interview with Jenessa Dworet, a Department Head of Special Education and Student Success at a high school in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), who shares her perspective on self-advocacy and how she encourages students she works with to become their own self-advocates.

Hosted by: Lawrence Barns, President  & CEO of the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

Click here to view the transcript of this podcast.

Note: You may listen to this podcast while you are on the LD@school website, or you may download to your portable audio player and listen while you are on the go.

The listeners’ guide below will prompt you to reflect on your practices relating to student self-advocacy. The guide includes pre-listening activities, listening activities, and post-listening activities, which can be completed individually or with a group of educators.

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Click here to access the listener’s guide of this podcast.

Related Resources on the LD@school Website

Click here to access the follow-up podcast with three of Jenessa Dworet's students.

Click here to access the video Building self-advocates: a key to student success.

Click here to access the response to the question What does a student need to know about learning disabilities in order to be a self-advocate?

Click here to access the video Our Self-Advocacy Pamphlet Journey.