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#010 The Captivating Life and Influence of Becky Till Part 1 – with Linda Till

#010 The Captivating Life and Influence of Becky Till Part 1 – with Linda Till

You can find the transcript for this episode here. When Linda met Becky, she was 3 years old and weighed 10 lbs. She was starving to death due to neglect in a nursing home in Ontario, Canada. Linda and Becky knew right away that they were meant for each other. And Linda had a clear […]

#009 Having a vision means you can make informed choices

#009 Having a vision means you can make informed choices

Download the Guide to Informed Choice in Health Care and Service Systems. Parents make thousands of decisions on behalf of their children. Sometimes we don’t even realize that we are making decisions. We just roll along. But our choices and decisions can bring us closer – or farther – to our vision of the good […]

#008 3 Steps to begin creating your vision Transcript

#008 3 Steps to begin creating your vision Transcript

To listen to the podcast click here. Welcome to the good things in life podcast. I’m Genia Stephen. You’re listening to episode eight. Today, I want to talk a little bit more about vision. When people talk about having a vision for the life of your son or daughter with a disability, do you know […]

#007 Holding the vision of a good life since 1974 with Linda Dawe Transcript

#007 Holding the vision of a good life since 1974 with Linda Dawe Transcript

If you would like to listen to this podcast you can find it here. Genia:              Welcome to episode 007 of the Good Things in Life podcast. Genia Stephen here. In this episode I’m speaking to Linda Dawe. Linda has known me for most of my life. In fact, after we finished recording she reminded me […]

#007 Holding the vision of a good life since 1974 with Linda Dawe

#007 Holding the vision of a good life since 1974 with Linda Dawe Title: Holding the vision of a good life since 1974 with Linda Dawe

Click here for a transcript of this podcast. Linda Dawe is a parent and a founding member of Deohaeko, a family group that dreamed of what home could be for their son’s and daughters. Their collective dream and hard work resulted in Rougemount Cooperative Homes in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. You can find out about their […]

#006 What brings out the best in Tess? With Jack Yates

#006 What brings out the best in Tess? With Jack Yates

You can download a worksheet to help you think about what brings out the best in your son or daughter here.  And you can download a printable version of this blog post here. What brings out the best in Tess? What situations, what activities, what tasks, what expectations, what tones of voice, what people, what […]

#005: Living a good life with Janet Klees Part 2

#005: Living a good life with Janet Klees Part 2

This week is a continuation of episode 4. You can find episode 004 here. Genia continues her discussion with Janet Klees, Author and Executive Director of the Durham Association for Family Resources and support in Ontario, Canada. She shares best practices around a child’s independence and how we, as a parent, can best nurture their […]

#004: Living a Life of Relationship with Janet Klees

#004: Living a Life of Relationship with Janet Klees Relationship

In the 4th episode, Genia Stephen welcomes Janet Klees, Author and Executive Director of the Durham Association for Family Resources and Support in Ontario, Canada. Janet shares what’s driven her to become an advocate for people with disabilities. Her work focuses on giving typical choices to people with disabilities. Show Notes: Introduction of Janet Klees […]

#003: Clienthood versus Citizenship with Guy Caruso

#003: Clienthood versus Citizenship with Guy Caruso clienthood

On this episode of Good Things in Life, Genia interviews Guy Caruso about why choosing a path of citizenship instead of clienthood leads toward a good life. Guy has a Ph.D. in rehabilitation counseling, is a fellow of the American Association of Developmental Disabilities and works at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. Show […]

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