The Elim Thriving Podcast!

The Elim Thriving podcast connects you with information and resources that promote thriving. Our goal is to see you and the individuals with disabilities you support thriving together in community. If you share our core belief that all people have value and purpose, we think you’ll love our podcast!

December 14, 2020

Allie interviews Macy Gilson, a speech pathologist, children’s book author, and inclusion advocate, about what truly makes a school environment inclusive. She gives us tips, recommendations, and tangible resources for creating inclusive classrooms starting at the beginning of the school year – no matter what your classroom looks like. Visit Macy’s website at https://www.macygilson.com/ for resources, inclusive book lists, and to purchase her inclusive children’s book.

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November 12, 2020

Nicole Morris is a special educator, ABA therapist, aspiring BCBA, and a blogger/content creator who shares with us ALL of the basics of Applied Behavior Analysis, how to use these concepts in the classroom, and all the misconceptions surrounding ABA practices. You can continue learning from Nicole on her podcast, Adaptation Station (you can find it anywhere you listen to podcasts!) and from her blog (www.adaptationstation.net).

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September 25, 2020

Learn from parent and advocate Jody Warshawsky, host of the Accepting the Unacceptable podcast, as she shares her journey as a mother of a child with Autism and Epilepsy.

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August 3, 2020

Learn from Fiona Gonzalez, special education teacher and vocational skills expert from the blog Adulting Made Easy, as she shares her experience and her expertise on vocational and life skills for teens and adults with disabilities.

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June 19, 2020

You DO NOT want to miss this incredible episode with world-renowned executive functioning coach Seth Perler! Seth shares his wisdom and insider tips on how to help kids who struggle with executive functioning- those kids who can’t seem to focus, get themselves organized, or follow through on tasks. If you’re the teacher or parent of a child like this, you’ll gain a whole new understanding of how you can help.

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May 6, 2020

In this episode, we are joined by Becky Kopera-O’Connor to explore Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Becky shares from her experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist and provides valuable insights for helping AAC users, teachers, and parents experience success with AAC.

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March 16, 2020

World-renowned autism expert Sasha Long, also known as “The Autism Helper,” joins us for a follow-up conversation to her recent presentation entitled “Can’t Do or Won’t Do? Solving Classroom Challenges Using Positive Reinforcement & Executive Functioning Skill Building.” You don’t want to miss this incredible episode as Sasha tackles some of our most challenging questions!

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January 10, 2020

How do we go beyond differentiating at the lesson level and design learning that works for all students?

Listen in as we discuss this important topic with Lynn van Stee, Director of Educational Support at Timothy Christian Schools, and Jenn Cary, Director of Student Services as Crown Point Christian School.

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November 26, 2019

Join us as we explore the difference between surviving and thriving. Hear from our hosts and members of the Elim community as they share their perspectives on this important topic.

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October 25, 2019

A short introduction to Elim Christian Services, your hosts, and a little bit about the show.

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