“It is hard work. The social model of disability teaches us that it is going to be hard work. But, it was also hard work when Matthew was in institutional settings. In institutional settings, it was hard work to make a change because of the powerlessness [against the organization]. Now it [the social model] is hard work, just a different kind of hard work. For example, finding someone to live with Matthew. But now we have control and power.”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
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
“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
Why planning and intentionality is so important, the 3 major building blocks to planning a life, and free resources to help you get there.Listen to Podcast / Read Blog
Building natural relationships, bio medical approaches to well-being, and the different approach Durham Association for Family Respite Service takes to support.Listen to Podcast / Read Blog