Think Inclusive Podcast

Think Inclusive Podcast

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The Think Inclusive Podcast features interviews and commentary with thought leaders in inclusive education and community advocacy. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/think-inclusive/support


Julie Causton | Inclusive Schooling
Jul 5 • 29 min
Today on the podcast, our guest is Dr. Julie Causton, creator Inclusive Schooling, an engaging community for educators, administrators, and parents who seek to create more inclusive schools. We discuss six strategies for families who desire for their…
Erin Studer | CHIME Institute
Apr 27 • 25 min
Today on the podcast, our guest is Dr. Erin Studer, principal of CHIME charter school. We discuss how CHIME has made full inclusion work since the 90s and how they can serve as a model for what is possible for schools in the United States and beyond.…
Lou Brown | Progress
Apr 2 • 23 min
Today on the podcast, our first guest of the new season is Lou Brown, co-founder of TASH (an organization that advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs) and Professor Emeritus at the University of…
Season 7 Podcast Trailer
Feb 21 • 3 min
On this, our 7th season of the Think Inclusive Podcast, we will explore why, despite three decades of research that inclusive education produces better outcomes for people with and without disabilities, and a rich history of case law that interprets…
#29 Marci Heit | QD Foodie
Dec 16, 2018 • 15 min
Do you like to play with your food? Of course you do! Today on the podcast we have Marci Heit, the founder of QD Foodie (qdfoodie.com), an innovative company that has produced a fantastic set of kitchen tools created with people of all abilities in mind.…
Q of the Week: What is the biggest barrier to inclusion?
Nov 29, 2018 • 8 min
We started something new this week and almost none of you knew about it. Our (slightly) failed experiment only strengthened our resolve. We want to hear from YOU (our podcast listeners)! What do you think is the biggest barrier to inclusion? Also, if you…
#28 Renay Marquez | ParaEducate
Nov 25, 2018 • 42 min
Today on the podcast we have paraeducator/blogger Renay Marquez. We talk about the story of her starting ParaEducate and resources to help paraeducators modify curriculum in inclusive classroom. We also talk about what steps educators can take to help…
#27 Jen Tennican | Hearts of Glass
Nov 4, 2018 • 34 min
Today on the podcast we have filmmaker Jen Tennican. We talk to her about her most recent project, Hearts of Glass, which she sees as an opportunity to raise awareness about local, sustainable food production and the need for inclusive, fair-paying job…
#26 Annette Jett | Pre-Employment Transition Services
Oct 28, 2018 • 54 min
Today we have Annette Jett, the executive director of the non-profit Build Inclusion that provider of employment services in the state of Kentucky. We talk about what Pre-Employment Transition Services are and how you might be able to access them in your…
#25 Beckett Haight | Inclusion and Why CompSci Isn’t for Everyone
Oct 12, 2018 • 34 min
Today we have special education teacher Beckett Haight. We talk about his experience with differentiation and inclusion as an educator working on three different continents. We also discuss his recent TedX Talk, “Teaching Every Student CompSci or How to…
#24 Dan Habib | Intelligent Lives
Sep 17, 2018 • 35 min
Today we have acclaimed filmmaker Dan Habib. We talk about his new film Intelligent Lives, a documentary that highlights the lives of people with intellectual disabilities that will make you rethink the very nature of how we measure intelligence. —-…
#23 Nikki Heiman | My Creative Inclusion
Aug 25, 2018 • 24 min
Today we have Nikki Heiman from MyCreativeInclusion.com. We talk about the biggest barriers to inclusive practices in schools today. We also discuss what has been the most effective strategy for helping change educators’ mindsets about inclusion. —-…
#22 Amanda Morin | NCLD and Understood.org
Aug 19, 2018 • 31 min
Today we have Amanda Morin from the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the amazing online resource Understood.org. We talk about the transition back to school for students with disabilities. We also discuss strategies parents can use during IEP…
#21 Paula Kluth | Universal Design Daily
Jul 28, 2018 • 50 min
Today we have Paula Kluth, nationally recognized author and speaker on the topic of inclusive education and autism. We talk about her latest book, Universal Design Daily, and how educators can learn to plan for all students by changing their mindset. —-…
#20 Kristin Wiens | Northstar Paths
Jul 21, 2018 • 42 min
Today we have Kristin Wiens, an educator from British Columbia Canada and creator of Northstar Paths, a resource that has stop-motion animation and other beautiful visuals to help educators understand students with disabilities. We talk about the creation…
#19 Noah Jack | Musician on the Autism Spectrum
Jul 14, 2018 • 26 min
Today we have Noah Jack, a musician on the autism spectrum. We talk about the release of his new single, Neighborhood, from his upcoming EP, All In The Family. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/think-inclusive/support
#18 Rob Horner | The Connection Between PBIS and ABA
Jul 7, 2018 • 58 min
Today we have Dr. Rob Horner, Director of the Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. We talk about the history of PBIS and the somewhat controversial foundation in Applied Behavioral Analysis. —- Support this…
#17 Zachary Fenell | The Cerebral Palsy Vigilante
Jun 30, 2018 • 47 min
Today we have speaker, marathoner, and author of two books, Zachary Fenell. The first, Off-Balanced, a memoir about what it was like growing up and living with Cerebral Palsy as well as a Rock Realities, a compilation of 13 interviews he did with indie…
#16 John Spencer | Empower
Jan 7, 2018 • 39 min
Today we have John Spencer, speaker and author of Empower and Launch, entertaining and practical books that help us to rethink how we deliver content and engage students in the learning process. We talk about what it looks like to help students own their…
#15 Arielle Hobbs | The Lion League
Nov 27, 2017 • 32 min
Today we have Arielle Hobbs, founder of the Lion League, a fantastic organization that is changing how we build inclusive schools around the United States. We talk about what inclusion looks like in her family and how the Lion League is different from…
#14 Emily & Kyle | The Accessible Stall
Aug 6, 2017 • 41 min
Today we have Emily and Kyle from the Accessible Stall Podcast (which if you are going to listen to any other podcast related to inclusion and disability - this is the one!) They keep it real about issues within the disability community. We talk about how…
#13 Julia Bascom | Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Apr 11, 2017 • 35 min
Today we interview Julia Bascom, Executive Director of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. We talk about Autism Awareness…or is it Autism Acceptance?? Also, we travel 20 years into the future to talk about what Julia envisions for our world and autistic…
#12 Disability Studies and the Future of Special Education
Apr 13, 2015 • 33 min
Today you will hear two edited interviews that I did from almost a year ago. The first is with Audri Gomez and Aja McKee, educators that have had experience in the classroom as well in teacher training. They give a unique perspective on how we can prepare…
#11 Debbie Taub | Alternate Assessment and Inclusion
Aug 15, 2014 • 59 min
Today I will be speaking with Debbie Taub, an expert in the field of special education alternate assessment. For those of you who don’t know, alternate assessment is the state test or portfolio that is administered or collected for students with the most…
#10 Cheryl Jorgensen | Waiting for Inclusive Education
May 12, 2014 • 61 min
Today I will be speaking with Cheryl Jorgensen, one of the premier experts on inclusive education with over 30 years in the field. I had the pleasure of visiting with her one evening in January of this year. Cheryl and I discuss why it has taken so long…
#9 Russ Ewell | Inclusive Sports Programs
Feb 28, 2014 • 50 min
Today I will be speaking with Russ Ewell; the CEO of Digital Scribbler, Founder of Hope Technology Group which started Hope Technology School (a nationally recognized full-inclusion school and Founder of E-Soccer, an all-volunteer inclusive soccer…
#8 Julie Causton | Inspire Inclusion
Jan 21, 2014 • 59 min
Today I will be speaking with Dr. Julie N Causton, an associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Leadership at Syracuse University and creator of the website Inspire Inclusion which includes a ten-part video series about inclusion for parents…
#7 Dan Habib | Who Cares About Kelsey?
Sep 27, 2013 • 39 min
Today I will be speaking with Dan Habib about his new film Who Cares About Kelsey? **You may be familiar with Dan because of his previous groundbreaking documentary about his son “Including Samuel”** The film will be broadcast on public television…
#6 Ariane Zurcher | A Conversation About Autism
Sep 6, 2013 • 55 min
Today I will be speaking with Ariane Zurcher, a Huffington Post blogger as well as creator of the blog Emma’s Hope Book, a chronicle of sorts about her autistic daughter. She is one of the leading voices in the autism community and I had the pleasure of…
#5 Paula Kluth | Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?
Sep 5, 2013 • 55 min
Today I will be speaking with Paula Kluth, an internationally renowned author and speak about inclusive education. Her books are some of my favorite resources and I am constantly recommending her work to my colleagues. A little confession about this…
#3 The Fialco Family | Starabella
Mar 7, 2013 • 44 min
Today I will be speaking with Marvin, Sharon and Dana Fialco…authors of the Starabella book series. Starabella is a new series of books about a very courageous little girl with learning differences who expresses her thoughts and feelings through music.…
#2 Nicole Eredics | The Inclusive Class
Nov 30, 2012 • 34 min
Today I will be speaking with Nicole Eredics…co-host of the Inclusive Class Podcast on BlogTalkRadio.com. Nicole spent many years as a classroom teacher in British Columbia, Canada in a fully inclusive educational system before moving to the US a few…