Good Things in Life

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Linda Dawe is a parent and a founding member of Deohaeko, a family group that dreamed of what home could be for their son’s and daughters. Their collective dream and hard work resulted in Rougemount Cooperative Homes in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. You can find out about their remarkable journey here.

Linda’s daughter, Tiffany, was born in 1974. A time when many children with an intellectual disability were placed in institutions and children’s hospitals.

With the support of her family and other parents of children with disabilities that she met along the way, Linda held onto to the vision of a good life for her daughter.

Linda highlights the importance of having a community of people around you that can help you see possibility.

I hope that Good Things in Life can be part of that supportive community for you. Join the Good Things in Life Facebook group. You are welcome here.


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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