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SPEDWatch in the Media

SPEDWatch talks to Channel 5 about VP hopeful Palin's remarks

At the 2008 Republican National Convention Vice Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin pledged that, if elected, parents of children with disabilities would have a friend and advocate in the White House. When Boston's Channel 5 wanted reaction from a leading disability advocacy group, they turned to SPEDWatch. See reporter Pam Cross' interview with SPEDWatch Executive Director Ellen Chambers and her 16 year old daughter, Sarah.  More Information...

SPEDWatch appears on "Kid's First" Shrewsbury

SPEDWatch Executive Director Ellen Chambers talks about SPEDWatch on "Kids First" a local access cable broadcast produced by members of the Shrewsbury Special Education Parents Advisory Council.  Contact SPEDWatch to borrow a copy of the DVD of the show (February 2008).

SPEDWatch appears on "Chronicle"

When Boston's Channel 5 ran a news program decrying the devastating effect special education costs were having on school districts, SPEDWatch demanded equal air time. The result was a "Chronicle" episode that featured parents discussing their struggles with the special education system. SPEDWatch Executive Director Ellen Chambers and her daughter Sarah appeared on the broadcast, which was the first time a mainstream media outlet presented the topic in such a balanced manner. More Information…

SPEDWatch on WBUR FM "Radio Boston"

David Boeri's WBUR FM "Radio Boston" talk show hosted a discussion on special education in Massachusetts. SPEDWatch Executive Director Ellen Chambers called in and tried to introduce the topic of school district noncompliance with special education law into the dialogue. Go to 00:41:20 on the show timeline and listen to "Ellen" from Pepperell. More Information...

SPEDWatch appears on Ablevision

SPEDWatch Executive Director Ellen Chambers and her daughter Sarah were interviewed on Ablevision, an award winning show produced entirely by people with disabilities.  See the video by clicking here.