Good Things in Life

#002 Transcript: Creating a Vision – What is it and why does it matter?

#002 Transcript: Creating a Vision – What is it and why does it matter?

The podcast episode and show notes are available here. If you would like some help developing a vision for your child, you can download a help sheet here. Transcript: Voiceover intro: 00:02 I quickly figured out from the responses of many people to our daughter, my daughter was going to be subjected to some pretty […]

#002: Creating a Vision – What is it and why does it matter?

#002: Creating a Vision – What is it and why does it matter?

On this episode of Good Things in Life, Genia interviews Darcy Elks an educator, consultant, evaluator of services and an advocate for people with disabilities about vision and why it matters so much. Download your guide to creating a vision. A transcript of this episode can be found here. Show Notes: Darcy first started thinking […]

#001: Welcome to the first episode of the Good Things in Life Podcast!

#001: Welcome to the first episode of the Good Things in Life Podcast! welcome

Welcome to our first podcast. This show is all about helping young people with a disability to build a good life. We all want the good things in life. Regardless of time or place, there is pretty universal agreement about what the good things in life are. Home, relationships, love, community, some freedom, opportunities to […]

Thoughts on amusement park specifically designed for people with disabilities

Thoughts on amusement park specifically designed for people with disabilities

Transcript: Thought I would pop on here to chat about a facebook feed that my husband showed me today. A facebook friend of his shared a post about an amusement park that was designed specifically to serve people with disabilities. It is also open to the public. I’ve chatted with friends before about this place. […]

Getting a diagnosis: Confessions about my Quasimodo moment

Getting a diagnosis: Confessions about my Quasimodo moment

My sister has a disability and so I started young in the disability movement. And I was passionate and clear that our society devalues people with disabilities and that this causes more problems than disability itself. I was fierce. I had no fear. I was quick to call bull when I saw it. When I […]

“Anything but sorry.” Canadian Down Syndrome Society’s new vid

“Anything but sorry.” Canadian Down Syndrome Society’s new vid

Most of the material I see on Facebook about disability rubs me the wrong way. Even the super positive stuff I often find still misses some subtle and important point or feeds into negative stereotypes or roles of charity/pity. But this “Anything but sorry” video by the Canadian Down Syndrome Society is pretty good. It isn’t […]

I won’t spend time to spread the word to end the word – The R word that is

I won’t spend time to spread the word to end the word – The R word that is

I won’t do it. I won’t dedicate time to “spread the word to end the word”. The “R” word. I will point out to people who use the words retard or retarded as an insult or derogatory term that this is hate speech and ask them not to do it again. Most people tell me […]

What does your child have to tell you on World Children’s Day?

What does your child have to tell you on World Children’s Day?

“On World Children’s Day, let’s stand together with the world’s most vulnerable and hardest to reach children.” “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul, than how it treats its children.” ~Nelson Mandela. World Children’s Day is a day for children’s voices to be heard. A day for children to act. A day […]

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