That’s Inclusive! Podcast
The NHCDD would like to introduce their new podcast, That’s Inclusive!
We want to talk about disability and what it means to live a full life engaging in our communities. What does that look like? And how can we work together to make our world a more inclusive place?
Now available on Spotify
Dec 21 • 00:58
An introduction to what you can expect from episodes of "That's Inclusive!" Conversations with the DD Council about what inclusive living really means for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Episode 13: Including Disability in DEI
In this episode, Isadora talks with Ernesto Burden, publisher of 603 Diversity Magazine and advocate for inclusive community spaces.
Episode 12: Voter Access
In this episode, Vanessa and Chase talk with Disability Rights NH attorney James Ziegra about the good, the bad, and the ugly picture of voting access in NH.
- DRC-NH https://drcnh.org/
- One4All Accessible Voting - YouTube (produced by Future In Sight)
- Democracy Live: https://democracylive.com/
- The Condition of Voting Accessibility in the Granite State: A Voting System Audit Request
Episode 11: Being a Family Caregiver
In this episode Pat interviews Sarah Sadowski, parent of a child with a disability and DD Council Member. Pat and Sarah discuss taking on the role of family caregiving and the effects of the paid caregiver crisis.
Caregiver’s Conference - Caregiver's Conference (coalitionofcaring.org)
Family Caregiver Alliance - Caregiving 101: On Being a Caregiver - Family Caregiver Alliance
Episode 10: Taking Part in Democracy
In this episode Pat interviews Olivia Zink. Olivia is the executive director for Open Democracy NH. Pat and Olivia discuss all things democracy in the Granite State. They cover:
- Changes to absentee voting since the end of the pandemic
- Efforts to strengthen the democratic process
- The effect of money in politics
- Accessible voting options
- And at least one surprise!
Open Democracy NH - www.opendemocracynh.org
Open Democracy Action Scorecard- Voting scorecards - Open Democracy Action
One-4-All Accessible Voting System - Voting Accessibility in NH (futureinsight.org)
Episode 9: Bonus Episode Sheila Vargas, All Access Trails
Sheila Vargas, the Community Partnerships Manager at the Nature Conservancy, talks with Blake Tyler about involving the community in planning accessible outdoor recreation, how preset notions send a false message that nature is only for certain people, and how the work to make the outdoors more inclusive to everyone continues.
The Nature Conservancy in NH
The All Persons Trail at Ossipee Pine Barrens
Episode 8: Ableism and Inspiration Porn
Stella Young: I am Not Your Inspiration, Thank You Very Much https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K9Gg164Bsw
Excerpt from: How to talk about disability sensitively and avoid ableist tropes by Shruti Rajkumar
Examples of Inspiration Porn
Episode 7: Interview with Parent Advocate, Carrie Duran
Parent advocate, Carrie Duran and NHCDD Executive Director, Isadora Rodriguez-Legendre, talk about helping disabled young people navigate learning about sex and relationships..
Episode 6: Interview with Jean Crouch, Chair of the NHCDD representing the Department of Elderly and Adult Services.
Jean Crouch talks with Patricia Vincent-Piet about becoming a council member and the importance of having healthy aging issues at the table.
Episode 6 transcript
Episode 5: Interview with Arielle Van de Water on the Intersection of Developmental Disability and Mental Health
Arielle Van de Water and Isadora Rodriguez-Legendre discuss the intersection of autism and mental health and the value of having people "in your corner" while being your authentic self.
Episode 4: Parents with Disabilities
Katelin Garland and Patricia Vincent-Piet, a mother-daughter team, discuss Katelin’s experience growing up with parents who have disabilities.
Disclaimer: some topics discussed in the episode may be upsetting to some listeners.
Episode 3: Interview with Nicole Sheaff
In this episode we hear from Nicole Sheaff, a parent advocate who had to learn to navigate the education and services systems to provide support for her 4 children, who have mental health and developmental disabilities.
Episode 2: Disability Life in NH with Patricia Vincent-Piet
In this episode, New Hampshire Advocate, You Tuber and DD Council member, Patricia Vincent-Piet talks about the challenges of life in the Granite State for people with disabilities. She touches on housing, transportation, visit-ability, and ableism.
Jim and Pat Piet You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@JimandPat4Inclusion
Pat’s contact information: AbleWriter@outlook.com
NHCDD website: www.nhcdd.nh.gov
Episode 1: Interview with NHCDD Executive Director, Isadora Rodriguez-Legendre
In our first full-length episode, Vanessa Blais talks with the Executive Director of the NHCDD, Isadora Rodriguez-Legendre, about the work of the council and how to get involved in advocating for a more inclusive world.
NHCDD website: www.nhcdd.nh.gov
NHCDD 5-year plan: https://www.nhcdd.nh.gov/about-us/5-year-plan
Isadora’s contact information: Isadora.Rodriguez-Legendre@ddc.nh.gov
Do you want to know more about Supported Decision Making? https://drcnh.org/issue-highlight/supported-decision-making/
With the Executive Director of the NHCDD, Isadora Rodriguez-Legendre and Director of Policy and Planning, Vanessa Blais
That’s Inclusive! is possible with the support of Josh Hardy and Concord TV. The views of our guests are personal and do not necessarily represent those of the DD Council.
If you have suggestions for topics or would like to join us, please contact Vanessa Blais at Vanessa.A.Blais@ddc.nh.gov.