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The purpose of the You First podcast is to discuss the rights of individuals with disabilities, putting your rights first. Host Keith Casebonne interviews knowledgeable guests, accounts first-hand experiences, and dives into issues of national and global importance to people with disabilities.

This podcast is produced by Disability Rights Florida, a not-for-profit corporation working to protect and advance the rights of Floridians with disabilities through advocacy and education. You can learn more about Disability Rights Florida on our website at

Jun 7, 2018

In this episode of You First, our panel discusses the ins and outs of transitioning from one facility to another. First, we hear from Deborah Linton, Chief Executive Officer of The Arc of Florida, who provides an overview of the process and gives us some helpful resources. Next, Bonnie Carr, who, with her daughter...

Feb 28, 2018

In this episode of You First, we talk to Disability Rights Florida staff members Nately Alvarez and Lauren Eversole. Nately and Lauren explain what Extended School Year (ESY) is, who is eligible, and strategies to help parents of children in Special Education acquire appropriate ESY...