THE FLA ACADEMY

At The Family Leadership Academy, we begin with the assumption of capability -- that our loved ones can and want to create a full and fulfilling life. Together, we seek to clarify what is optimal for them and pool resources to make it easier for you to create it.

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THE EA ACADEMY

At The Empowering Ability Academy, we begin with the assumption of capability -- that our loved ones can and want to create a full and fulfilling life. Together, we seek to clarify what is optimal for them and pool resources to make it easier for you to create it.

WHY YOU ARE HERE...

You’ve been trying to find your way through what is best for your son, daughter, sibling or friend with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability.

You’re here because you won’t accept what is offered by the ‘system’ as good enough, and you are determined to create the best possible life for your loved one.

Inside the Family Leadership Academy, you will be joining a like-minded community and guided in creating the life you want for your family.

Let’s work together to empower the ability that we know our loved ones possess!

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THE FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPALS OF THE FLA ACADEMY

CRAFTING A VISION

A fresh new vision will give you direction, clarity, and purpose in your life and for your loved one’s life.

CONNECTION

Decrease loneliness and isolation through the development of long-lasting relationships via personal support networks and community engagement.

CONTRIBUTION

Fulfill your loved one’s need to contribute by uncovering their interests and unleashing their strengths to create meaning in their world.

CAPABILITY

Increase your loved one’s capability by boosting self-reliance and developing optimal support.

CREATING A HOME

Learn alternatives to sub-optimal government-supported residences and take control of creating an enriching home for your loved one.

CASH FLOW

Learn how to access funding, maximize your support dollars, and create an estate plan for a secure future.

COMPASSION

Care for yourself is crucial and we teach you the self-care techniques that empower you to provide even better care for your loved one.

Our resources are dedicated to helping you create a family-led, best-for-the-individual plan that leads to your loved with an IDD getting to live an awesome life.

That means: no segregation, no oppression, no group home.

At The Family Leadership Academy, we begin with the assumption of capability -- that our loved ones can and want to create a full and fulfilling life. Together, we seek to clarify what is optimal for them and pool resources to make it easier for you to create it.

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Testimonials

Eric's patient and positive guidance and skillful strategies were extremely helpful.
     - Mother, who has a daughter with a developmental disability

Eric helped me in many ways to transform my life into something I find more enjoyable, purposeful and challenging.
    - Individual with a disability

Eric initiated my internal power and showed me one more time how I was successful in the past and how can I be even more successful in the future.
- Father, who has a son with a developmental disability

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