Last updated: Monday, April 6th, 2020 The purpose of this page is to provide essential information and resources on the COVID-19 Pandemic for families with a family member with a developmental disability. Everyone must maintain social distancing. As much as possible, limit contact with people outside your family. There are several FREE COVID-19 weekly support …Listen to Podcast / Read Blog
“… we looked at the number of people under 65 [years of age] with a DD that were given a psychiatric diagnosis over a two year period, and found it was 2 in 5 people.”Listen to Podcast / Read Blog
“It [life] should be this way, or it should be that way. Once we stop ‘should’ing’ all over ourselves, we can take the first step toward a solution.” – Brian Raymond KingListen to Podcast / Read Blog
Dr. Jen has created the The Umbrella Project which embodies the idea of using the challenges that life throws at us as an opportunity to learn new skills, and develop our ability to cope.Listen to Podcast / Read Blog
“We are also looking at mindfulness and bring mindfulness practices to people with disabilities. However, it isn’t just thinking about the person with the disability, it is thinking about the team that supports them.”Listen to Podcast / Read Blog
Parenting author, Ann Douglas, discusses parenting a child with a mental illness /disability, and practicing self-care so we are available as care-givers.Listen to Podcast / Read Blog
This week on the Empowering Ability Podcast we welcome two sisters, Jade and Mallory Ryan, founders of The Dance Ability Movement; a dance class for kids of all abilities.
Mallory, the older of the sisters started dance classes as a child in their hometown of Milton, On…Listen to Podcast / Read Blog