In this podcast, we cover a wide range of topics, including: doing away with deficit-based assessments, enhancing a person’s mana (explanation inside the podcast), the power of holding a positive vision, the rights of people with disabilities, tools for social inclusion, and much more!Listen to Podcast / Read Blog
As families, we have the question of who will care for our loved one with a disability when we no longer can?
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities have less than 20% of the number of relationships compared to a typical person.
This leads to loneli…Listen to Podcast / Read Blog
“Sometimes we hear the saying that loneliness is the only debilitating disability. A personal support network is to ensure that everyone can live in an inclusive community. ” – Rebecca PaulsListen to Podcast / Read Blog
“The word caregiver applies to everybody. At the end of the day we are talking about dependency needs met by someone else.” – Donna ThomsonListen to Podcast / Read Blog
Ted shares, “The transformation came out of an intense amount of suffering. Suffering can be one of the gateways to wisdom.”Listen to Podcast / Read Blog
“We have been too conservative and cautious about the true potentials for people with disabilities. The pessimism [of others] is the problem, not the people with disabilities.” – Michael KendrickListen to Podcast / Read Blog
Nick Shares, “The experience of loneliness for many of us comes from the feeling of being excluded. With Befriend we foster the development of new relationships, and a more inclusive culture.”Listen to Podcast / Read Blog
Get a deeper understanding the sibling experience as my guest Helen Ries and I discuss our findings from collecting information from over 360 adult siblings.Listen to Podcast / Read Blog
“…the average person maintains approximately 150 social connections… however the research is starting to show that people with disabilities only maintain on average 25 connections.”Listen to Podcast / Read Blog
“If you want to ensure a good long-term outcome for people with disabilities then invest in their siblings because they are going to be there in the long haul.”Listen to Podcast / Read Blog