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There is better than a just a 'special needs' life.
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Learn how our course will help your loved one build an Awesome 'Ordinary' Life.
Help your loved one (18+) with a developmental disability break free of the 'special needs' labels placed on them and build their own Awesome 'Ordinary' Life. Get the knowledge, support, and a community of like-minded families to help your loved one grow their independence, build friendships, create their own home, and more!
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'Special Needs' life no more.
Your loved one can have an 'Awesome Ordinary' Life!
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Families helping families.
Hi there, I'm Eric Goll.
After years of struggle, learning, and work, my family found our way forward. Other families started to ask how we did it, and that is how Empowering Ability was born. We work together with families to help their loved ones with a developmental disability create their own Awesome 'Ordinary' Life.
Empowering Ability is founded upon having an abundant, positive, and forward-thinking mindset. Society has put low expectations on people with developmental disabilities for too long. Together, we're changing the idea of what is possible and helping our loved ones to become contributing members of their community.
It is our purpose to support our loved ones with developmental disabilities to be valued citizens and create their own Awesome 'Ordinary' Life.
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Our Antiracism Commitment.
At Empowering Ability, we are committed to the work of antiracism. We are learning about anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism, and how White privilege and superiority impact the people and communities we serve.
We are aware of how the intersection of disability and LGBTQ+ increases the societal devaluation of BIPOC people. We must continue to have uncomfortable conversations to help dismantle the systemic racial barriers that have blocked social and economic progress for Black and Indigenous peoples for generations.
We know that the first step towards change is to speak up, so we want to be very clear: Black Lives Matter to Empowering Ability, and we commit to no longer being silent or neutral as we move towards tangible action and change.
As the founder of Empowering Ability, I have completed a 6-week antiracism training course, and I commit to ongoing learning on antiracism. I also commit to continuing to evaluate my privilege as a white cis-gender male and hold open conversations about antiracism in our work at Empowering Ability. At Empowering Ability, we serve BIPOC families, and we are dedicated to continuing our learning about the intersection of disability, LGBTQ+, and race to best support BIPOC families.
How EA Has Helped Families
"I feel that we are now ready to start implementing and moving ahead with a plan for our loved one.
The Empowering Ability Course was an excellent tool to get our family and support group started on the journey of planning for the future of our loved one with a disability. The informative sessions are extremely helpful in keeping us accountable and moving forward."
"Eric's delivery and the content is first class. The experience and tools you acquire are well worth the investment in time and money. I feel like there is a path to getting to a place where we have a plan to try on and build up for both our son and daughter."
"It is a MUST for every family, who cares for a person with intellectual/ developmental disability. Eric empowers us caregivers by helping with creating a vision, a plan and very powerful tools. I have less fear now because I got info to direct me to all the resources that I can access to help my daughter prosper."