Think Inclusive Podcast

32 EpisodesProduced by Tim Villegas

The Think Inclusive Podcast features interviews and commentary with thought leaders in inclusive education and community advocacy. Support this podcast:

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32 Episodes | 2012 - 2019

Julie Causton | Inclusive Schooling

July 5th, 2019


Today on the podcast, our guest is Dr. Julie Causton, creator Inclusive Schooling, an engaging community for educators, administrators, and parents …

Erin Studer | CHIME Institute

April 27th, 2019


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 …

Lou Brown | Progress

April 2nd, 2019


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 …

Season 7 Podcast Trailer

February 21st, 2019


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 …

#29 Marci Heit | QD Foodie

December 16th, 2018


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 (, an innovative …

Q of the Week: What is the biggest barrier to inclusion?

November 30th, 2018


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 …

#28 Renay Marquez | ParaEducate

November 25th, 2018


Today on the podcast we have paraeducator/blogger Renay Marquez. We talk about the story of her starting ParaEducate and resources to help …

#27 Jen Tennican | Hearts of Glass

November 4th, 2018


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 …

#26 Annette Jett | Pre-Employment Transition Services

October 28th, 2018


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 …

#25 Beckett Haight | Inclusion and Why CompSci Isn't for Everyone

October 12th, 2018


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, …

#24 Dan Habib | Intelligent Lives

September 18th, 2018


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 …

#23 Nikki Heiman | My Creative Inclusion

August 25th, 2018


Today we have Nikki Heiman from We talk about the biggest barriers to inclusive practices in schools today. We also discuss …

#22 Amanda Morin | NCLD and

August 19th, 2018


Today we have Amanda Morin from the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the amazing online resource We talk about the …

#21 Paula Kluth | Universal Design Daily

July 28th, 2018


Today we have Paula Kluth, nationally recognized author and speaker on the topic of inclusive education and autism. We talk about her latest book, …

#20 Kristin Wiens | Northstar Paths

July 21st, 2018


Today we have Kristin Wiens, an educator from British Columbia Canada and creator of Northstar Paths, a resource that has stop-motion animation and …

#19 Noah Jack | Musician on the Autism Spectrum

July 14th, 2018


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.


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#18 Rob Horner | The Connection Between PBIS and ABA

July 7th, 2018


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 …

#17 Zachary Fenell | The Cerebral Palsy Vigilante

June 30th, 2018


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 …

#16 John Spencer | Empower

January 7th, 2018


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 …

#15 Arielle Hobbs | The Lion League

November 28th, 2017


Today we have Arielle Hobbs, founder of the Lion League, a fantastic organization that is changing how we build inclusive schools around the United …

#14 Emily & Kyle | The Accessible Stall

August 6th, 2017


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 …

#13 Julia Bascom | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

April 12th, 2017


Today we interview Julia Bascom, Executive Director of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. We talk about Autism Awareness...or is it Autism …

#12 Disability Studies and the Future of Special Education

April 14th, 2015


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 …

#11 Debbie Taub | Alternate Assessment and Inclusion

August 16th, 2014


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, …

#10 Cheryl Jorgensen | Waiting for Inclusive Education

May 13th, 2014


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 …

#9 Russ Ewell | Inclusive Sports Programs

March 1st, 2014


Today I will be speaking with Russ Ewell; the CEO of Digital Scribbler, Founder of Hope Technology Group which started Hope Technology School (a …

#8 Julie Causton | Inspire Inclusion

January 22nd, 2014


Today I will be speaking with Dr. Julie N Causton, an associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Leadership at Syracuse University and …

#7 Dan Habib | Who Cares About Kelsey?

September 28th, 2013


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 …

#6 Ariane Zurcher | A Conversation About Autism

September 6th, 2013


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 …

#5 Paula Kluth | Don't We Already Do Inclusion?

September 6th, 2013


Today I will be speaking with Paula Kluth, an internationally renowned author and speak about inclusive education. Her books are some of my favorite …

#3 The Fialco Family | Starabella

March 8th, 2013


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 …

#2 Nicole Eredics | The Inclusive Class

November 30th, 2012


Today I will be speaking with Nicole Eredics…co-host of the Inclusive Class Podcast on Nicole spent many years as a classroom …

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