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Teaching Students with Disabilities to Advocate for Themselves

Michael Yudin is the acting assistant secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the U.S. Department of Education. He was in town last week for two educational conferences, including a keynote speech for the Inclusion Works Conference presented by The ARC of Texas. Before he headed back to Washington, Yudin spoke […]

Photo: Laura Isensee, Houston Public Media.

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Michael Yudin is the acting assistant secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the U.S. Department of Education. He was in town last week for two educational conferences, including a keynote speech for the Inclusion Works Conference presented by The ARC of Texas.

Before he headed back to Washington, Yudin spoke with Houston Matters producer Paige Phelps about the challenges students with disabilities face.

(Above: Secretary Michael Yudin reads with preschoolers at the Bertha Alyce Early Childhood School in Houston on a trip to highlight and promote inclusion for special needs students. Photo: Laura Isensee, Houston Public Media.)

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How One Preschool Promotes Inclusion For Its Special Needs Students (News 88.7, Feb. 10, 2016)

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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