Good Things in Life

WELCOME TO THE GOOD THINGS IN LIFE

LIVE EVENT

Using AAC as a tool for self-determination
and supported decision making:

How to stop guessing what people want.

July 10, 2019 at 12pm & 7pm EST

~ with Erin Sheldon, MEd.

IS GOOD THINGS IN LIFE RIGHT FOR YOU?

Do you have a child with an intellectual disability? 
Pregnant and just found out your baby might have a disability?

Do you want your child to have a life rich full of the good things in life?

Are you unsure how to help your child access the good things in life?

If you answered yes to any of those questions then you have come to the right place.

Good Things in Life provides resources, supports and networking opportunities so parents have the community and knowledge they need to help their kids with disabilities to build a good life. 

Good Things in Life is unique. We are the only online resource and community run by and for parents specifically focused on achieving your vision for your child. 

What we offer is based on solid evidence about what works.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Using AAC as a tool for self-determination and supported decision making:
How to stop guessing what people want.

July 10, 2019 at 12pm & 7pm EST

~ with Erin Sheldon, MEd.

Many people who cannot rely on words to speak struggle to be understood. Loved ones and support people often do their best to apply what they know of the person’s preferences to the planning process, but may fall short because they lack a direct way to ask the person what they think. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) methods can provide access to communication and serve as a tool to directly understand the thoughts, preferences and choices of people with significant disabilities and communication barriers. AAC technology can support us to understand a non-speaking person even before the person can use the technology themselves. In this presentation, Erin Sheldon, M.Ed., provides an overview of AAC as a tool for self-determination and supported decision making. 

Creating a positive student experience for Maggie using role theory.

August 7, 2019 at 12pm & 7pm EST
~ with Erin Sheldon, MEd.

Focusing on the role of “student” has allowed me to understand my daughter Maggie in my more complex ways. It has changed my priorities and made me a more effective advocate.

Understanding the role of student has meant that, as her mother, I can work with school teams and in our home to maximize Maggie being accepted for who she is as an individual and as a student. This created authentic opportunities for friendship and a more meaningful education. In this presentation, I will explain what and how I implemented role theory in supporting Maggie to be a successful student in her community school.

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