THINK+change Podcasts

THINK+change Podcasts

THINK+change offers TALKS, TRAININGS, and TOOLS designed to support training and education about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) for them, their families, and the professionals in their lives. THINK+change TALKS are provocative, in-person or video shorts on topics of interest to, or emerging issues for, people with I/DD and those who care for and work with them. THINK+change TRAININGS are in-person or online targeted educational opportunities on issues that directly impact people with I/DD and those who care for and work with them. THINK+change TOOLS are tangible educational products. For more information, check us out at www.thinkchange.training

Episodes

January 26, 2022 18 min
Relationships are part of the human experience, regardless of disability. But, those with disabilities may face implicit bias, assumptions, and microaggressions from those in the community who are unprepared to understand the unique nuances of those relationships. This podcast shares the perspectives of two married couples, a person who identifies as femme queer, and a relationship coach for neurodiverse individuals on what we need...
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Dr. Paul Spragg specializes in clinical, school, and forensic psychology and applied behavior analysis for children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders to include Intellectual Disabilities, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. This THINK+change podcast interview reviews: the history of HRC, and what its intent was; how the rights of people with IDD will change once the Final Settings Rule is fully implemented; and how ...
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This THINK+change podcast episode defines what the Final Settings Rule is; and how it applies and why it matters for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to have real and meaningful choices in their day-to-day lives and; how people can manage safety while also allowing natural hazards via The Dignity of Risk.
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This THINK+change podcast episode describes what Human, Civil, and Political Rights are; defines what it means to have rights removed, restricted, or suspended when enrolled on the Colorado HCBS Developmental Disability Waiver; reviews processes to protect individuals with an IDD; explains the Human Rights Committee (HRC) makeup within Comunity Centered Boards (CCB); clarifies what Informed Consent is; shares whom to complain/r...
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For our 3rd and final episode for the Special Education Services: IEP vs 504 series, we met with Dr. Jacque Phillips, Esq. She is a special education lawyer that promotes justice in education throughout the Denver Metro Area, nationally and internationally. Dr. Phillips has 10+ years in special education law and has a doctorate in special education.

This interview reviews:
-What parental rights are;
-When it's useful to get an...
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This episode is part 2 of a 3 part IEP vs 504 series about Special Education Services. This episode reviews:

Episode 2: IEP vs. 504, what are the common issues and solutions?

-How to request an IEP or 504;
-Disability Type: Medical vs. Educational Diagnosis;
-IEP goal changes as the child ages;
-Extended School Year (ESY);
-Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP); and
-Accommodations.

This 3-part recorded vodcast/podcast series helps you unders...
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August 31, 2021 18 min
This episode is part 1 of a 3 part IEP vs 504 series about Special Education Services. This episode reviews:

-What an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and 504 are;
-The differences between an IEP and 504 plan; and
-Future planning.

This 3-part recorded vodcast/podcast series helps you understand the basics about IEPs, 504s, how to navigate common challenges, build solutions, and also features the perspective of a special educatio...
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The lived experience of disability varies, both among people with disabilities and among racial and ethnic groups. All people should be able to engage in everyday activities regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, or disability. But, many still face barriers. This podcast features the perspectives of four individuals from different racial backgrounds including North African Arab, Vietnamese, Black, and Latino who have a rel...
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People with disabilities are victims of crime at a substantially higher rate compared to the general public, which impacts their ability to live safely in many community settings. This series reviews victimization statistics, unique crimes against people with disabilities, and how to support victims with disabilities.

In this podcast episode, we review victim advocacy and support with special guest Brie Franklin from Colorado Coalit...
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People with disabilities are victims of crime at a substantially higher rate compared to the general public, which impacts their ability to live safely in many community settings. This series reviews victimization statistics, unique crimes against people with disabilities, and how to support victims with disabilities.

In this podcast episode, we review Forensic Interviewing, Hearsay exception, ADA accommodations and access, victim a...
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People with disabilities are victims of crime at a substantially higher rate compared to the general public, which impacts their ability to live safely in many community settings. This series reviews victimization statistics, unique crimes against people with disabilities, and how to support victims with disabilities.

In this podcast episode, we review Mandatory Reporting, the difference between offender and victim in the criminal j...
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February 23, 2021 15 min
People with disabilities have been fighting for their rights for decades. While many areas of community life have improved, people with disabilities often have trouble successfully navigating loving long-term intimate relationships. This episode "Planning for the future" features special guest Von Limbaugh from the Limbaugh Law Firm as we navigate Advanced Directives, having children, and Estate Planning.
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February 23, 2021 19 min
People with disabilities have been fighting for their rights for decades. While many areas of community life have improved, people with disabilities often have trouble successfully navigating loving long-term intimate relationships. This episode "Strategies to make it work" reviews civil union, domestic partnerships, and common law "traps", becoming a paid caregiver, and adjusting benefits and bank accounts.
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February 23, 2021 13 min
People with disabilities have been fighting for their rights for decades. While many areas of community life have improved, people with disabilities often have trouble successfully navigating loving long-term intimate relationships. This episode "Finding Love" evaluates guardianship considerations, safe ways to meet people, impact on benefits such as SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, and Home and Community-Based Services, and the "m...
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Meet Hazel Heckers, a Victim Assistance Coordinator with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Hazel is an expert concerning crimes against the elderly and people with disabilities and provides direct services and support to crime victims throughout Colorado. This 1-part podcast/vodcast provides information about:

-Who the CBI is;
-Why CBI victim advocates are needed;
-What services CBI provides victims of crime; and
-How CBI can...
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November 19, 2020 4 min
Can the system of services for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities unknowingly impede a person’s dignity of risk? In this episode, we’ll talk about the right to make decisions, even if they result in challenges or mistakes!
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November 19, 2020 8 min
Guardianship is the most restrictive option when it comes to supporting an individual with Intellectual and Developmental disabilities. Knowledge is power! Learn about what the duties of the Guardian are and the process to become one.
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We know there are many ways to support people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, but let’s talk about what you need to know when determining what, if any, surrogate decision-maker is needed. In this episode, we will talk about each option, from least to most restrictive.
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Supported Decision Making is a term that is often used in the disability world, but what does it really mean? Explore with us how the supported decision-making process differs from other, more formal, options to support people with disabilities.
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This episode is an overview of what to expect from the Self-Determination series.
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