Independence Tip #4: Let your loved one lead

I invite you to check out the 3-minute video & written article where I go deeper on this independence tip for you. Get all 12 Independence tips now (for free) by tapping the link below: ...Continue Reading

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Independence Tip #3: Support Decision-Making

Do you ask your loved one what they want or need to do? -OR- Are you in the habit of making decisions for them? Learning to make decisions is essential for independence, whether it is ...Continue Reading

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Independence Tip #2: Stop Doing & Telling

I thought my sister was ‘lazy,’ but that wasn’t true! When my family examined why my sister expected everything done for her, we realized that we (me, my mom, and dad) were the biggest part ...Continue Reading

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Independence Tip#1: Respect your loved one as an adult.

I asked over 9,500 families, “What is your #1 Strategy for helping your loved one with a developmental disability to gain more independence?” and hundreds of responses came back! I’m building a video series for ...Continue Reading

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The 4 Stages Of Life Planning

I’ve been talking a lot about creating a life plan these last few weeks… and I’ve received many questions from parents/caregivers on this topic. It’s clear that there’s a question almost all parents and caregivers ...Continue Reading

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The Danger Of Not Having A Life Plan

Who will be there for your loved one when you can not be? I know this the #1 fear for many parents/ caregivers, and it can be hard to talk about… But we need to talk ...Continue Reading

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How Do I Create A Life Plan?

I’ve been talking about life planning and creating a life plan these last few weeks… And I’ve received many questions from families on this topic. The most common question is… “How do I create a life ...Continue Reading

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Which of these 2 paths is your loved one on?

There are two (2) very different paths for your loved one who has a developmental disability… Which path is your loved one on?!…The “Special Needs” path -OR- the “Awesome Ordinary” path. Each path provides a ...Continue Reading

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