Archive for the 'Disability' Category

Separated from her brother at childhood, Libby shares her journey of supporting her brother to create a great life.    Enjoy this conversation with ...View Details

... If I am not there to care and look out for my son or daughter, then who will be? It is a big question, but it is also something we avoid talkin...View Details

Over the past few years, I’ve been thinking deeply about how to best support families with a loved one with a disability to create a happy and full ...View Details

Here is the secret.... it is to start with developing valued roles. What is a valued role? A valued roles is the answer you give to the question 'Wha...View Details

Yvonne defines grief, how to support others that are grieving, and shares her 7 takeaways to navigate through life, grief, and end of life.   In thi...View Details

Learn about the Open Future Learning training resource for supporters of people that have an IDD, & how Ben Drew is fighting the oppression of peo...View Details

In this episode, you will learn all about Personal Support Networks! You might have heard of support circles, circles, microboards, or aroha's (there...View Details

Joe Dale and I explore the untapped labour pool of people with disabilities, uncover the benefits of employing people with disabilities, and discuss ...View Details

Learn from world class experts on housing for people with developmental disability.   I’m excited to bring you this podcast/ blog episode on the be...View Details

Author and speaker, Donna Thomson, takes us on the journey of a caregiver.   In Episode #050, I had the pleasure of interviewing Donna Thomson and we...View Details

Dr. Yona Lunsky discusses state of mental health and developmental disability, how to notice mental health challenges, and different treatments.   In...View Details

Ted Kuntz shares his journey of personal transformation as he realized the who he wanted to be in the world with his son Joshua and with others. Ted K...View Details

Learn how people with disabilities have lived, how they are living, and what we have learned from renowned consultant Michael Kendrick.   [4-minute r...View Details

Brian shares his story of multiple health challenges and family adversities, and his insights about how we can re-write our story and take control of ...View Details

Guest Lynne Seagle shares how her organizaton was oppressing people with disabilities, and what they did about it.   This week’s guest is Lynne Sea...View Details

Guest Joscelyn Duffy shares her strategies of resiliency through her recovery from a life threatening illness, & we discuss how to be a compassion...View Details

Welcome to Episode #042 of the Empowering Ability Podcast/ Blog. Today’s episode is about ‘Understanding the Sibling Experience, with Helen Ries....View Details

Al Condeluci provides us with a 4-stage framework to build social capital (meaningful relationships) for people with disabilities. Keenan Wellar also ...View Details

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

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