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YANA Nation - Serving the Special Needs Community

Rick Knight

YANA Nation is the only podcast solely dedicated to the Special Needs Community. Our mission is to ensure that You Are Never Alone; YANA Nation strives to EDUCATE, ADVOCATE, ELEVATE, and CELEBRATE people with differing abilities by bringing them, their families, their caregivers, their supporters, and their communities frank conversations with experts throughout the Special Needs arena.

Recent Episodes

Sheryl Arno, Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Association of AtlantaOctober 03, 2020 Episode artwork Trina Smith, Ed. S. - Director of the Exceptional Students Department for Clayton Co. Public Schools August 15, 2020 Episode artwork Attorney Laura Akins discusses care plans and legal planning for special needs familiesAugust 08, 2020 Episode artwork Dr. Zelphine Smith-Dixon, State Director for the Division for Special Education at the Georgia Dept. of EducationAugust 01, 2020 Episode artwork Director Anna Maki discusses BDI's Benefits Mapping ProgramJuly 18, 2020 Episode artwork Understanding the Stimulus Package and Eligibility – Host Rick KnightApril 18, 2020 Episode artwork 4/11/20 – Coping While Sheltering in Place - Guest Amber Chambers, Clinical Director BDIApril 11, 2020 Episode artwork 4/4/20 – Attaining Guardianship of Your Adult Child – Guest Barbara Glover, Exec Director of EyaamApril 04, 2020 Episode artwork 3/28/20 – Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities – Guest Eric Jacobson, DirectorMarch 28, 2020 Episode artwork 3/21/20 – COVID and Understanding the CARES ACT – Host Rick KnightMarch 21, 2020 Episode artwork 3/14/20 – Coping with COVID in the Special Needs Community – Host Rick KnightMarch 14, 2020 Episode artwork 3/7/20 – Talent Show for Children Who Have Special Needs - Host Rick KnightMarch 07, 2020 Episode artwork Self Information - Host Rick KnightFebruary 29, 2020 Episode artwork 2/22/20 – Understanding special needs advocacy – Host Rick KnightFebruary 22, 2020 Episode artwork 2/15/20 – Spectrum, Special Needs Family Support Agency – Guest Clare Dees, Executive DirectorFebruary 15, 2020 Episode artwork 2/8/20 – Special Needs School of Gwinnett – Guest Crystal Kenney, Assistant DirectorFebruary 08, 2020 Episode artwork 2/1/20 – Changing Policy for the Alzheimer’s Community – Marylea Boatright, Director of Government AffairsFebruary 01, 2020 Episode artwork 1/25/20 – Structured Family Interventions – Guest Christina Simmons, Program DirectorJanuary 25, 2020 Episode artwork 1/18/20 – House of Artist for Actors with Autism – Guest Ashley Drayton, FounderJanuary 18, 2020 Episode artwork 1/11/20 – Poverty in the Special Needs Community – Host Rick KnightJanuary 11, 2020 Episode artwork 1/4/20 – Protecting Your Retirement – Host Rick KnightJanuary 04, 2020 Episode artwork 12/28/19 – Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia – Linda Davidson, Executive DirectorDecember 28, 2019 Episode artwork 12/21/19 – ABLE Act Q&A – Host Rick KnightDecember 21, 2019 Episode artwork 12/14/19 – Brain-Based Trauma injuries – Guest Stephanie Freeman, Founder of Share Your StrongDecember 14, 2019 Episode artwork 12/7/19 – Blue Blessings Faith Based Initiative - Host Rick KnightDecember 07, 2019 Episode artwork