#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?

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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 low expectations which could lead to some real limitations in her life. And it was at that point that I realized how important it was to have a really big vision. Genia: 00:26 Welcome to the good things in life podcast. My name is Genia Stephen. You were just listening to Darcy Elks. Darcy is an educator, a consultant, an evaluator of services, and an advocate on behalf of people with disabilities. Darcy is also…
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#002: Creating a Vision – What is it and why does it matter?

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

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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 about vision after the birth of her first daughter who has a disability. People started communicating really low expectations for her daughter. She became intentional about developing a vision for their daughter. What is a vision? A vision is a process of thinking clearly about what it is you want for your life. Vision is like... Vision is like the North Star , it gives us the destination and helps us gauge our direction. Vision…
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#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!

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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 make a contribution… But at some point in human history we lost the plot in respect to what we think is important for people with disabilities and their families. We definitely lost the plot all together when it comes to figuring out how to support people. I was lucky. Early in my life I was introduced to important concepts like Social Role Valorizaiton or SRV. SRV is a concept developed by Dr. Wolf Wolfensburger PhD.…
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Thoughts on amusement park specifically designed for people with disabilities

Thoughts on amusement park specifically designed for people with disabilities

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[audio mp3="http://goodthingsinlife.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/000_test-2018-03-01-8.53-PM.mp3"][/audio] 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. The story behind it is heartwarming. If I remember correctly, it was built by the father of a young woman with a disability because he wanted a place where she would be welcome and could have fun free of odd looks and access barriers. I can relate. If you have a disability or are with someone who does, there is often a level of stress or distress when one is out in public.…
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