There’s a cafe a few towns over that hires mostly individuals with developmental disabilities.You may have seen these types of businesses in your area: a cafe, a thrift store, or ...

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Welcome to this new episode of the Empowering Ability Podcast! Today, it’s my pleasure to bring to you Cesilee Coulson. Cesilee is the Executive Director of the Washington Initiative for ...

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In Inclusion in the Workplace Part 1, we explored the difference between a “special” and an “ordinary” workplace. Now, let’s dive deeper into the individual impact of these different workplaces ...

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Have you ever wondered about the difference between a “special” (i.e. only neurodivergent) and an “ordinary” (i.e. mostly neurotypical) workplace?!! It’s easy to assume that our loved ones with developmental ...

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Alina, the mother of 17-year-old Juliana, joined me to talk about their experience of going from complete dependence on Mom to Juliana growing her capability and independence. Alina was doing ...

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To help you see more ordinary life possibilities for your loved ones with developmental disabilities, I will share stories of families working with their loved ones to take steps forward ...

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When you change your thinking, you change your results. That is what happened with Joni… She thought that her son would be going to a day program and eventually be ...

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Your loved one is more capable than they are given credit for! I know this is a big statement, but time and time again, it is proven right by the ...

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[4-minute read, 62-minute listen]          Today businesses are asking, ‘Where do we find good people?’, and people with disabilities are asking ‘Where do I get a job?’. This podcast/ ...

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This week’s guest is 22 year old motivational speaker and disability advocate, Danny Steeves. Danny and I met at the Ontario Independent Facilitation Network February Forum, where he inspired me with ...

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