Think Inclusive

Conversations about inclusive education and what inclusion looks like in the real world.

*FEED DROP* Autism Siblings, Presumption of Competence & Spelling to Communicate with Danny & Tara Whitty

Hi Friends. Tim here with another feed drop for you. This time it’s Beyond Awareness: Disability Awareness That Matters, hosted by Diana Pastora Carson. Some of you may remember we had Diana on Think Inclusive in February of 2022 to talk about her journey as an educator advocating for inclusive education and bringing her brother Joaquin home […]

Beth Liesenfeld | The Parent IEP Lab

Beth Liesenfeld is an occupational therapist passionate about providing “insider” information of the school’s process and culture to parents in order to increase collaboration between parents and school staff! Her company, The IEP Lab, provides online workshops and courses as well as produces The Parent IEP Lab Podcast.   Here is what we cover in today’s […]

Raúl Krauthausen | Inclusion in Germany

Raúl Krauthausen has been working in the internet and media world for more than 15 years as a disability-rights activist, founder of the nonprofit organization “Sozialhelden” (Social Heroes), communicator and Design Thinker. The internet is his second home. There he twitters, blogs and posts about things that are important to him. Often humorous, sometimes very […]

Susan Stone and Kristina Supler | Real Talk

As full-time moms and attorneys, Susan Stone and Kristina Supler bring a unique perspective to their practice, leading the Student & Athlete Defense group at Cleveland-based law firm KJK. Susan and Kristina have developed robust special education and reputation management practices. They also represent students of all ages facing academic misconduct and other types of […]

Colleen Tomko | Kids Together

Colleen Tomko is a parent and advocate for inclusion, a Penn State graduate, a graduate of Partners in Policymaking and president of Kids Together, Inc.  an all-volunteer unfunded non-profit. Colleen Tomko believes that all students should have the opportunity to learn and grow in an inclusive environment. She has seen firsthand the benefits of inclusion […]

Bonus: Together Letters

In this bonus episode of Think Inclusive, we’re talking about our sponsor, Together Letters, a tool that helps people stay in touch with their friends, family, and communities.  Together Letters is a simple, email-based newsletter that lets you share updates with your group members on a regular basis. You can use it to stay up-to-date […]
A robot dressed up in a suit and tie standing in front of a classroom filled with students. The room is well lit and the walls are a light color and there are whiteboards on the walls with notes written on them. The image is drawn in the style of a graphic novel (image made by Bing Image Creator)

How ChatGPT and Other AI Tools Can Transform Special Education

Artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be the only thing people are talking about these days. And if you are in education, the opinion can run from the destroyer of the fabric of school itself to the future of humanity. But despite the hundreds, if not thousands, of articles on the place of AI in schools, […]

Mirko Chardin | Reclaiming the Narrative Around Educational Equity

Mirko Chardin is Novak Education’s Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer. Before joining Novak, he was the Founding Head of School of the Putnam Avenue Upper School in Cambridge, MA. Mirko’s work has involved all areas of school management and student support. His greatest experience and passion revolve around culturally connected teaching and learning, recruiting and […]

Dr. Kate de Bruin | Inclusive Education in Australia

Dr. Kate de Bruin is a professor of inclusive education at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She has taught in secondary school and higher education for 20 years. In her academic work, she has developed inclusive education courses for the Master of Teaching and Master of Education programs at Monash University.  Dr. de Bruin’s research […]

AZ Chapman | Cerebral Palsy Party

Why be sorry about having Cerebral Palsy when you can throw a party instead? That’s the question AZ Chapman asks in her new children’s book written as an introduction to CP for elementary school learners. AZ Chapman is a writer from California. She was diagnosed as a toddler with cerebral Palsy, which primarily affects her […]
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