Archive for the 'Disability' Category

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Dr. Jen created the The Umbrella Project which embodies the idea of using challenges life throws at us as an opportunity to learn new skills and cope...View Details

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Don is one of the world’s leading experts on siblings, and has supported siblings for the last 35 years. Don Meyer, Director of the Sibling Support...View Details

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In this week’s episode on the Empowering Ability Podcast we welcome guest Dr. Annick Janson, whom resides in NZ. Dr. Annick Janson is a clinical phy...View Details

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In 1995, Patti looked to redesign the disability support organization, moving away from the norm, and she co-founded Neighbours Inc.; an organizatio...View Details

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Discussing bio medical (non-medical) approaches to well-being for people with disabilities. This week’s podcast/ blog is a rebroadcast from Episod...View Details

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This week’s guest on the podcast/ blog is David Hasbury. David shares the history of disability, and disability services to help us understand how...View Details

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Learn what intentional community is, and the building blocks to build your own intentional community. This week, I am re-sharing an important conversa...View Details

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Learn how the OPZ family care system works, and hear Toni Smit's foster family experience. Also, hear the benefits and drawbacks of being a foster fam...View Details

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Siblings supporting their brother's and sister's on friendships, dating, and dreaming big, with Melissa Janson   Today, we are kicking off our secon...View Details

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Jessica and I discuss her approach to helping families create a home, lessons learned from the Be At Home Creative Housing Supports project , innova...View Details

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In this podcast, we discuss the most common question Brendon is asked by families, which is: 'How do I secure the future for my loved one with a disab...View Details

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Bill Hiltz shares his story of how he was mistreated and caged in an institution as a toddler, freed by loving people, and how he has grown into a le...View Details

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Parenting author, Ann Douglas, discusses parenting a child with a mental illness /disability, and practicing self-care so we are available as care-giv...View Details

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In this week’s podcast/ blog our featured guest is Jeff Dobbin, Executive Director of Partners for Planning (P4P) in Toronto Ontario. Jeff and I d...View Details

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We welcome Janet Klees back to the podcast/ blog this week discuss building natural relationships, bio medical approaches to well-being, and the diffe...View Details

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This week’s guest on Empowering Ability Podcast and Blog is Chris Woodhead, Group Director of Housing and Business Development for Dimensions UK....View Details

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In my conversations with people with disabilities, their families, and supporters one of the biggest dreams they have is social acceptance. This blog ...View Details

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This is the story of Michael Mainland’s incredible ordinary life. Michael is 38 years old, works at Boston Pizza, has his own house, lives with a ro...View Details

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Hear the story of the Rougemount Housing Co-operative & the Deohaeko Support Network, learn what intentional community is and how to build it, lea...View Details

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Founder of online social media platform My Disability Matters, Dale Reardon, comes on the podcast to discuss this new platform for people with disabil...View Details