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

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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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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November 19, 2020 7 min
Children, who use an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) have the opportunity to extend their public schooling until age 21, but is that right for your child? Learn about the transition from Secondary school into adult life looks like to better understand how to prepare your child and family.
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Secondary Education will look very different from your child’s Elementary School years. In this episode, we will discuss the difference and similarities of the settings, expectations, and how you can prepare your child for each
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Explore what to expect when entering Elementary School with the THINK+change team! We’ll cover what the transition looks like, whether you are entering from Early Intervention or if your child is brand new to the school environment.
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This episode provides you the background you will need to determine whether Early Intervention is right for your child and what to expect while exploring your service options.
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Children experience transitions throughout their school life. However, students with disabilities are more likely to be impacted disproportionately by system silos and educational transitions. This series discusses important transitions in children’s lives including early intervention; elementary, secondary, and transition services; and how we can plan and support children to be prepared for adulthood. This episode is an overview o...
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September 29, 2020 31 min
Cannabis and Disability is a 5-part educational series featuring different perspectives that shape the dialogue between health, cannabis, and how people with disabilities are exploring cannabinoid therapies. Listen to the perspectives of medical professionals, policy personnel, those in the industry as well as research that has been done, adults with disabilities who use medical cannabis, and parents whose children with disabilitie...
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This podcast shares information as it relates to medical cannabis use in a community setting in Colorado. Topics include:

-your responsibilities;
-public consumption;
-assisted living and group homes;
-SSI barriers;
-federal/state housing; and
-risks and benefits.

Disclaimer: This material has been prepared for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide, promote, or prescribe, medical or legal advice. You should consult wi...
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This podcast shares information as it relates to medical cannabis use while in Medicaid funded services. Topics include:

-restrictions and parameters
-CBD vs medical cannabis; and
-Epidiolex.

Disclaimer: This material has been prepared for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide, promote, or prescribe, medical or legal advice. You should consult with your own medical or legal advisors for specific and personalized a...
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This podcast shares information as it relates to medical cannabis use in a school setting in Colorado. Topics include:

-nurse delegation of cannabis;
-laws that protect nurses;
-steps to take within the district if your child needs access to medical cannabis; and
-opportunities and challenges.

Disclaimer: This material has been prepared for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide, promote, or prescribe, medical or le...
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This podcast shares information as it relates to medical cannabis use for people with disabilities in Colorado. Topics include:

-Medical cannabis in Colorado;
-disabilities that qualify;
-steps to take to obtain a medical card;
-CBD vs THC;
-Epodilux; and
-medical cannabis resources available locally in Colorado.

Disclaimer: This material has been prepared for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide, promote, or prescr...
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This podcast reviews information on the ADA in community settings. Topics include:

-buildings and facilities;
-service animals; and
-technology.

Disclaimer: This material has been prepared for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide, promote, or prescribe, medical or legal advice. You should consult with your own medical or legal advisors for specific and personalized advice.
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