Consumers, patients, service recipients, clients. We have different ways of talking about people with disabilities and most of these terms reflect the different individual relationships they form and interactions they engage in, however brief those interactions may be. … Read more
Kids with disabilities have tremendous potential to contribute to our communities. There’s no better way to illustrate this than to just talk to one of those kids themselves, and that’s why I was so excited to talk to … Read more
Towards a Community Support Approach for People with Disabilities with Hanns Meissner and Pamela Mansell
Even when the world storms around us, we can find peace and a sense of purpose in the blue spaces that live at the centre of the storm. That is the basic principle behind Creating Blue Space: Fostering … Read more
In an inclusive education model, do teachers have to build a one-size-fits-all curriculum, then do extra work to accommodate students with disabilities? Dr. Leyton Schnellert says no. Leyton, a lifelong inclusive education teacher, believes it’s not only possible … Read more
Effecting education system change through agreement and mobilization, with Gordon Porter and David Towell
Parents have a critical role—maybe the most important role of all—in effecting change in education at the systemic level. And all it takes for parents to harness that power is a unified message. We need to stop asking … Read more
Separate is never equal. That’s one of the key takeaways from my conversation with Gordon Porter and David Towell, two inclusive education advocates that have teamed up to develop a guiding document called Advancing Inclusive Education, which … Read more
I’d love to live in a world where constant advocacy on behalf of my child with a disability is no longer necessary—where the education system is built with the needs of all kids in mind.
And while there … Read more
Can adults with disabilities make it on their own? Of course they can! It’s something that we all know intellectually, but when you’re a parent of a child with a disability, it can be hard to recognize when … Read more
This week, Genia and Katie wrap up their discussion on medical safeguarding by identifying what exactly those positive mindsets can look like in practice.
Genia, who’s been providing medical safeguarding services for her sister in intensive care since … Read more
In part two of Genia Stephen’s special interview series with storyteller Katie Bachmeyer, Katie asks Genia, who has been acting as medical safeguard for her sister for months, about what it’s been like to live full-time in a … Read more