This week’s podcast episode is the first of a series on the topic of inclusive education. In the Fall, this week’s guest, Marilyn Dolmage, and I will be offering a course on the topic.… Read more
#032 Story-telling as a tool for effective advocacy with author and writing instructor Andrea Askowitz
Andrea Askowitz is the author of My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy. Her stories have appeared in The New York Times, Salon, The Rumpus, Huffington Post, AEON, and The Writer, and have aired on NPR … Read more
#031 Using AAC as a tool for self-determination and supported decision making: how to stop guessing what people want.
Many people who cannot rely on words to speak struggle to be understood. Loved ones and support people often do their best to apply what they know of the person’s preferences to the planning process, but may fall … Read more
Paul Young is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker, winner of the Governor-General Meritorious Service Cross, the former Chair of the Council of 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 … Read more
The R- word. It is the subject of a social movement. There are memes and campaigns and many deeply felt emotions and wounds because of it. It is used as an insult. A slur.
I routinely call people … Read more
Why does relationship matter?
Well, there are many reasons. But Janet suggests we consider at least two.
First, the people in our lives bring great richness and stretch us to do things we otherwise wouldn’t do.
Secondly, our … Read more
For all of us the quality of our lives is related to our relationships.
Social capital is a human relations strategy for all of us. It levels the table for us.
People … Read more
Camilla is a big-hearted mom whose kids don’t have disabilities. I’m a frayed-at-the-edges mom with a son who has disabilities. We had an open conversation about those awkward interactions between … Read more
This is the second half of an interview with Selena Blake, the Director of Emerging Practice and Evidence at the Durham Association of Family Resources and Support (DFRS). In the first half of the interview we … Read more
We all have values and principles. Those values and principles are reflected in our actions. But… what happens if we unconsciously hold values and principles and values that we aren’t proud of?
Well, we can either face it or we can let it … Read more