Good Things in Life

On this episode of Good Things in Life, Genia interviews Guy Caruso about why choosing a path of citizenship instead of clienthood leads toward a good life.

Guy has a Ph.D. in rehabilitation counseling, is a fellow of the American Association of Developmental Disabilities and works at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University.

Show Notes:

  • No path in life is easy. But if you had to think about your choices, would you rather your child be a client or citizen?
  • When families seek out citizenship for their children, their futures are bright. When you are citizen you are more likely to be known in your community. The more you’re known and valued, the safer you are. Separation from others can lead to a lack of safety.
  • When children are labeled as something and treated as something, they become that very thing. So aim for citizenship.
  • Resources Mentioned

A History of Human Services

Contact Guy at:  guy@temple.edu


Genia Stephen

Started young with a sister with a disability, amazing mentors and a strong mother with a vision. Now a mother to two sons, one of whom has a disability, a midwife to many, and an activist with a mission to band together with families to joyfully pursue the good things in life. Genia’s a registered midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care (student), Speaker, Presenter, Podcast host, and founder of Good Things in Life which offers resources, courses and networking opportunities for a community of parents with a shared vision of the good things in life for their children with disabilities.

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