OUR CORE PURPOSE
It is our purpose to support our loved ones with developmental disabilities to be valued citizens and create their own Awesome 'Ordinary' Life.
HOW DO WE HELP FAMILIES & PEOPLE WITH A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY?
At Empowering Ability, we provide resources like PDF guides, videos, podcasts, workshops and courses to help you support your loved one to live their own "Awesome Ordinary" life.
As a parent of a loved one with a developmental disability, you are not alone. We understand the challenges you face, and we're here to help.
Society has taught us that people with disabilities are incapable, but we know this is not true. By teaching principled approaches, we help people with developmental disabilities increase their agency and gain access to the same everyday experiences and lifestyle that the rest of society enjoys.
We want to help you break free from the "Special Needs" narrative and open your mind to the possibility of an "Awesome 'Ordinary" Life for your loved one.
You might be thinking, what is an Awesome 'Ordinary' Life?! It is simply enjoying the everyday ordinary experiences, choices, routines, relationships, and lifestyle that the rest of society enjoys.
If you're interested in supporting your loved one to live into their Awesome 'Ordinary' Life, you can get started by getting your free copy of 'The Ultimate Guide To Independence' by entering your email below.
Get the free guide that will help your loved one grow their independence, and shift into a life of possibility - an Awesome 'Ordinary' Life.
ABOUT ERIC GOLL (FOUNDER OF EMPOWERING ABILITY)
I am a family coach and brother to Sarah, who has a developmental disability. My 'soul' purpose is to empower people with developmental disabilities and their families to live awesome, meaningful, and yet ordinary lives.
My work is strategically designed to help people with developmental disabilities build valued societal roles by becoming contributing family members and contributing members of society.
Sarah (my sister) woke me up to the injustices that happen to people with developmental disabilities. It took Sarah yelling at me to finally realize that her voice wasn't being heard, and that she wanted control over her life. From this point on in 2015, I started listening carefully and supporting Sarah to live the life she wanted - including her own home, her own friends, and exploring her interests.
Realizing that my situation isn't unique, and many families experience these same challenges - I'm here to help other families make these awesome life transformations - just like Sarah and so many others have.
I live and work from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and through the power of technology I serve families across Canada and the United States. I've also coached families from the UK, Australia & New Zealand.