Welcome to UCDtalk

Connecting Families UCD Foundation is so excited to bring you our new podcasts presenting various UCD topics. Our podcasts are interviews with various professionals in their respective fields. Episodes include topics ranging from diet and nutrition, IEP’s and 504’s and other topics coming soon. Check in each week to find a new episode.

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If you have a suggestion for a future topic, leave us a comment. Go to the Contact Us tab and use the comment box.

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Listen to each podcast by clicking the green links below. . .

View documents by clicking the blue links below . . .


For Diet and Nutrition/Low Protein Restrictions with Beth Ogata:

  Diet and Nutrition with RD Beth Ogata


For Understanding IEP’s and 504’s with Piper Paul and Tisha:

Understanding IEP’s and 504’s #1

Understanding IEP’s and 504’s #2

Understanding IEP’s and 504’s #3

Below are the documents mentioned in Part 3. Click the links to view it your browser.

This is must read for parents with a UCD child in the school lunch program:
A Manual for School Food Service Professionals

USDA Memo/2017 Edition:
Accommodating Children with Disabilities in the School Meal Programs

Check out this very helpful Q & A from the USDA:
USDA Q&A Document: Accommodating Disabilities in the School Meals Program

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy

Understanding IEP’s and 504’s #4

Understanding IEP’s and 504’s #5

Understanding IEP’s and 504’s #6

Below are the Educator’s Guides mentioned in Part 6. Click the links to view your browser.

The Educator’s Guide for Urea Cycle Disorders mentioned in Part 6, available both in English and Spanish below:

Educators Guide to UCD’s. English

Educators Guide to UCDs. Spanish

Understanding IEP’s and 504’s #7

Understanding IEP’s and 504’s #8



  • You can go to the website and type  “CFUCDF” in the search bar. Then scroll down to the CFUCDF podcast you want to hear.
  • OR, you can send us your email on the contact us page and we will send you a direct invitation to listen on Google Drive.
  • You can play the podcasts with any device/player that uses MP3, WAV format (which is most devices and computers). You can also use the Windows Media Player, iTunes Player.



The more we hear from you, the more we’ll keep ’em coming, so please let us know how we did.

What would you like to hear about in future podcasts? After listening, please send us your comments to let us know how you liked it. Please help us by giving us your comments on the “Contact Us” tab on the left. This will help for upcoming sessions.

Thanks for listening,