Good Things in Life

Why am I doing this?

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. And we definitely lost the plot all together when it comes to figuring out how to support people.

I was lucky.

I had important, fulfilling relationships with people with disabilities early and throughout my life. I had the opportunity to learn about and deconstruct all the crap that our society teaches us without us even knowing it. I had mentors and teachers and thought leaders and revolutionaries guiding me. And now you can too.

The Good Things in Life is a community for families with vision.

We are dedicated to helping people with disabilities and their families achieve the good things in life.

Our community achieves this by providing opportunities for families to learn together. We focus on learning based on a shared vision about what we want our lives to be like – the good things in life. The Good Things in Life facilitates the development of family support networks so that we can support each other in the short and long term.



If you want the good things in life, too, start here.


Genia Stephen

Started young with a sister with a disability, amazing mentors and a strong mother with a vision. Now a mother to two sons, one of whom has a disability, a midwife to many, and an activist with a mission to band together with families to joyfully pursue the good things in life. Genia’s a registered midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care (student), Speaker, Presenter, Podcast host, and founder of Good Things in Life which offers resources, courses and networking opportunities for a community of parents with a shared vision of the good things in life for their children with disabilities.

1 Comment

Beth Fraser · December 17, 2018 at 9:38 pm

Well done Genia!!! Please let me know how to be part of this. Would love to learn more

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