Supporting kids with disabilities to build good lives in community.

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Do you have a child with an intellectual disability? 

Support children with disabilities at school, home and the community? 

Pregnant and just found out your baby might have a disability?

Want to help kids to have a rich life full of the good things in life?

Are you unsure how to make it work?

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 people have the community and knowledge they need to help kids with disabilities to build a good life. 

Good Things in Life is unique. 

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


You can't learn to swim in the parking lot of the pool:

perspectives on opportunity in inclusive education.

September 24, 2019 at 12pm EST

~ with Emma Van der Klift & Norman Kunc.

In this interactive presentation, filled with humour and personal anecdotes Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift will draw on their experience as two adults with different disabilities who experienced the school system in different ways and with different degrees of success.

They will argue that there is an ongoing confusion about the relationship between ability and opportunity that we must grapple with in order to ensure that inclusive education truly lives up to its promise.

Helping students with disabilities to belong at school:

Understanding what is means to be a student. 

September 30, 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.


#38 Dr. Temple Grandin on inclusive education

You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify.  Dr. Temple Grandin is an internationally renowned scientist, animal activist, professor and autism advocate. Dr. Grandin joins me today to talk about inclusive…

#037 Being Realistic Isn’t Realistic

Norm Kunc and Emma Van der Klift challenge the idea that students with disabilities need to be ready before given opportunities to access curriculum and inclusive school opportunities. Their recent…

#036 The Lies of Segregation

This episode is sponsored by Good Things in Life’s upcoming course with Marilyn Dolmage called Belonging in School: The What, Why and How of Inclusive Education.  You can listen to this podcast episode…
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