Good Things in Life

Paul Young is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker, winner of the Governor General Meritorious Service Cross, the former Chair of the Council or Canadians with Disabilities, Founder of People First of Nova Scotia, former president of People First of Canadian, and retired CBC Radio technician.

Paul’s opinion is that diagnosis talk is okay as long as it is relevant.

But diagnosis talk is not okay when what you should be talking about WHO the person is.

Using words that focus on what people cannot do tend to lead to people not filling their potential.  

Focusing on who people are and what their interests are leads to people gaining competencies and reaching their potential.

Listen to Paul’s story – from the sheltered workshop where people believed he could only become a dishwasher – to a career at the CBC.

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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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