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Janet Klees on Building A Context For Relationship

Janet Klees on Building A Context For Relationship

 You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify.  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 relationships are a safeguard in our lives.  Often […]

Awkward mom moments – how to help your child interact with someone with a disability

Awkward mom moments – how to help your child interact with someone with a disability

You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. Transcript, video and pdf download of tips below. 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 moms like her and moms like me.  The story gap. When […]

Underlying principles for planning and implementing good lives – part 2 of 2 with Selena Blake

Underlying principles for planning and implementing good lives – part 2 of 2 with Selena Blake

You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. Read the transcript here. 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 review the first four of ten principles of DFRS. You can find that interview here.    […]

Underlying principles for planning and implementing good lives – part 1 of 2 with Selena Blake

Underlying principles for planning and implementing good lives – part 1 of 2 with Selena Blake

You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify.  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 sit in our unconscious mind where it will still find […]

How to approach setting up supported decision-making arrangements in your area with lawyer, Corinne Boudreau

How to approach setting up supported decision-making arrangements in your area with lawyer, Corinne Boudreau

You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify.  Corinne Boudreau has been a lawyer practicing in Nova Scotia since 2002.  Corinne graduated from Dalhousie University with a Masters in Health Administration and a Law Degree.  She worked in long-term care before attending law school.  Corinne has advised individuals and business owners on estate planning, tax […]

Michael Kendrick on Guardianship and Supported Decision Making

Michael Kendrick on Guardianship and Supported Decision Making

You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify.  Michael Kendrick is currently director of initiatives on supported decision making for the national Center for Public Representation. He has spent the last twenty years in international consulting and prior to that was the Assistant Commissioner for the Massachusetts Developmental Services Department, Director of the Institute for Leadership […]

Audrey Cole: “Guardianship replaces the person.”

Audrey Cole: “Guardianship replaces the person.”

You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify.  Guardianship is the most common legal method for making decisions on behalf of someone who is deemed incapable of managing important legal decisions on their own. Critics argue that this is a human rights violation and has negative consequences thought can and should be avoided. “Even voluntarily, […]

#020 Have Wheelchair Will Travel: Making travel accessible to families

#020 Have Wheelchair Will Travel: Making travel accessible to families

You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify.  This woman knows accessible travel. Julie Jones is the creator of Have Wheelchair Will Travel, co-founder of Travel Without Limits magazine, co-owner of Travel With Special Needs travel agency, freelance writer, disability advocate and mother to Braeden (BJ), age 23, who lives with cerebral palsy and her teenage daughter Amelia (AJ). Julie is passionate about […]

#019 Research and resources for siblings with Eric Goll

#019 Research and resources for siblings with Eric Goll

You can listen to this podcast episode on iTunes or Spotify. Eric Goll along with Helen Ries and Becky Rossi, all siblings of a person with an intellectual disability, carried out an interesting research study about the top concerns of siblings of adults with intellectual disabilities. Here is what they found. Top issues identified: Mental […]

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