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The Think Inclusive Podcast (presented by MCIE) exists to build bridges between families, educators, and disability rights advocates to create a shared understanding of inclusive education and what inclusion looks like in the real world.

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The Think Inclusive Podcast (presented by MCIE) exists to build bridges between families, educators, and disability rights advocates to create a shared understanding of inclusive education and what inclusion looks like in the real world.

    Mazey Eddings | Neurodiverse Representation in Books

    Mazey Eddings | Neurodiverse Representation in Books

    For this episode, we talk with Mazey Eddings, the neurodiverse author of A Brush with Love, a romance novel set in dental school. 

    We talk about why she wanted to write neurodiverse characters in her books, how she sees herself in the characters of A Brush with Love, and what she hopes her readers take away from the book on how to support people living with anxiety.

    Thanks for listening, and if you haven't already, please give us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

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    Credits

    Think Inclusive is written, edited, and sound designed by Tim Villegas, and is produced by MCIE.

    Orginal music by Miles Kredich.

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    • 36 min
    BONUS: Cheryl Green & Thomas Reid | Pod Access Survey

    BONUS: Cheryl Green & Thomas Reid | Pod Access Survey

    Hi, Y'all!

    My friends, Cheryl and Thomas (who are superb podcasters BTW), are taking over the Think Inclusive feed for a few minutes today to tell you about a special survey project they are doing.

    With support from the Disability Visibility Project, Cheryl Green and Thomas Reid are gathering information about disabled podcasters and podcasts focused on disability and accessibility (or “disability podcasts” for short). 

    They will use this information to develop an online listing of podcasts and resource for disabled podcasters to find each other and find audiences.

    Awesome right?

    Here is the link if you are interested in taking the survey.

    Here is a transcript of the promo from Cheryl and Thomas.

    Thanks for listening, and we will catch you next week in the feed with another episode of Think Inclusive.

    - Tim

    • 3 min
    Liz Weintraub & Kenneth Kelty | Using Content Creation for Disability Advocacy

    Liz Weintraub & Kenneth Kelty | Using Content Creation for Disability Advocacy

    Welcome back to a new season of Think Inclusive!

    For the first episode of our tenth season, we speak with Liz Weintraub and Kenneth Kelty, both fantastic content creators and disability advocates.

    Liz is the host of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, a YouTube show where she breaks down policy so everyone can understand it.

    Kenneth is the host of Exceeding Expectations with Kenneth Kelty, a podcast where he shares the stories of trailblazers and leaders surrounding disability advocacy.

    We talk about the motivation behind creating their shows, some of their favorite moments while recording interviews, and what they hope their audience learns.

    Thanks for listening, and if you haven't already, please give us a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

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    Credits

    Think Inclusive is written, edited, and sound designed by Tim Villegas, and is produced by MCIE.

    Orginal music by Miles Kredich.

    Support Think Inclusive by becoming a patron!

    • 31 min
    Remix: TIES Center | Including Students with Extensive Support Needs in General Education

    Remix: TIES Center | Including Students with Extensive Support Needs in General Education

    Today on the pod, we are replaying some clips from our 2020 episode about including students with intellectual disabilities in general education (our second most listened to episode of all time). But this time around, I'm adding an additional interview with my friends from the TIES Center, Jennifer Sommerness and Jessica Bowman. Now if you don't know, the TIES center is the National Technical Assistance Center on inclusive practices and policies. It works with states, districts, and schools to support the movement of students with disabilities from less inclusive to more inclusive environments. TIES is funded through a federal grant from the Office of Special Education Programs or OSEP. I invited Jennifer and Jessica to share some stories of students with extensive support needs that were included in general education and reflect on their journey to becoming supporters and promoters of inclusive education. In the original episode from 2020, I had my friend and former colleague, Juanita Prichard come on the podcast and talk about strategies for teachers who had students with intellectual disabilities in their classrooms.

    References

    5-15-45 Tool

    Comprehensive Inclusive Education: General Education and the Inclusive IEP

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    • 44 min
    Remix: Julie Causton | Six Inclusive Education Advocacy Strategies for Families

    Remix: Julie Causton | Six Inclusive Education Advocacy Strategies for Families

    Today on the pod, we bring you a special remixed episode from 2019, my interview with Julie Causton, founder of Inclusive Schooling. We discuss six strategies for families advocating for their children to be included in general education classrooms. To start the episode, the story of Sam, a young man with Down syndrome, who went from spending all of this time in a segregated special education classroom to being included in general education.

    References

    Washington students with disabilities are often denied the right to learn in general classes (King 5 News)

    Achieving Inclusion: What Every Parent Should Know when Advocating for Their Child

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    • 29 min
    Rasheera Dopson | WomanHood and Disability Podcast

    Rasheera Dopson | WomanHood and Disability Podcast

    I don't know about where you live, but today is the last day of school for the kids in our neighborhood. Summer is here. So let the late nights begin.

    Today on the pod, we have Rasheera Dopson, the host of the WomanHood and Disability podcast. 

    This episode's transcript can be found here.

    Take our podcast listener survey: bit.ly/TIPodcastSurvey.

    Visit Think Inclusive for more information about inclusive education.

    Have a question or comment? Reach us at podcast@thinkinclusive.us.

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    Credits

    This podcast is a production of MCIE. Support the podcast and become a patron!

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

inclusiveOT ,

Must listen for all teachers especially those who teach self contained

I have fallen in love with this podcast. Such valuable information that all teachers must hear.

NewBethG ,

A Fantastic Podcast for All Educators

I am a special educator working on a state grant and am loving this podcast. I am working my way though past episodes and am constantly sharing with my consultants and the school and district administrators we support. The last episode with Katie Novak was amazing and we plan to use it for a UDL PLC in one of our districts.

svsujoe1 ,

Great podcast!

I just stumbled across this podcast and I absolutely love it!! Can’t wait to listen to past episodes!!

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