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Elevating what is possible for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Empowering Ability Podcast Eric Goll

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Elevating what is possible for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    #109: The #1 Life Skill For Your Loved One With a Developmental Disability | Autism

    #109: The #1 Life Skill For Your Loved One With a Developmental Disability | Autism

    Whether you're getting ready for your loved one to move out of the family home,OR - just trying to prepare them for independence,There is one important life skill they need to learn.And no, it's not about cooking, cleaning, or handling money...It's about knowing how to ask for help.I remember when I first started to gain more independence.Then when I moved out of my parents home for the first time and went to college.I did not know everything that I needed to know. (Even though I thought I did)I couldn't cook, clean, or manage my schedule properly.I learned as I went, and that's how most of us do it.What got me through was... the ability to ask for help.Many families may fear that their loved one isn't ready to move out.But no one ever has every skill they need at first.Listen to this episode to learn how to support your loved one to learn how to ask for help.
     
    🚀 If these strategies resonate with you, Subscribe for Weekly Goodness here: https://bit.ly/YoutubeEricGoll---About Eric Goll:Welcome to Empowering Ability! I'm Eric Goll, and my mission is to help you ensure your loved one with an intellectual/developmental disability lives an Awesome Ordinary Life! As a family member and coach, I support families touched by autism/ developmental disabilities. I provide the knowledge and tools to cultivate an awesome, ordinary life for your loved ones, ensuring their care and support now and in the future.
    🎁 Download my FREE copy of my “Life Planning 101 Guide” to start your loved one's Life Plan Now:  https://www.empoweringability.org/life-planning-guide/🎙️ Follow the Empowering Ability Podcast: https://bit.ly/EmpoweringAbilityPodcast🌐 Visit the Empowering Ability Blog: https://www.empoweringability.org/blog/🔔 Subscribe to this YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/YoutubeEricGoll👨‍👩‍👧 Join the Empowering Ability Family Members Only Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/empoweringabilityfamilygroup

    • 4 min
    #108: Understanding the Impact of Disability Only Workplaces

    #108: Understanding the Impact of Disability Only Workplaces

    There's a cafe a few towns over that hires mostly individuals with developmental disabilities.You may have seen these types of businesses in your area: a cafe, a thrift store, or a packaging facility.The family behind the cafe started it to provide employment for their daughter and to create opportunities for other people with disabilities.A heartwarming story...BUT once you look past the feel-good story, you can see the challenges with this model of employment for people with a disability.In this podcast, I teach you how to think critically about employment for your loved one with a disability and set them up for success.
    🚀 If these strategies resonate with you, Subscribe for Weekly Goodness here: https://bit.ly/YoutubeEricGoll---About Eric Goll:Welcome to Empowering Ability! I'm Eric Goll, and my mission is to help you ensure your loved one with an intellectual/developmental disability lives an Awesome Ordinary Life! As a family member and coach, I support families touched by autism/ developmental disabilities. I provide the knowledge and tools to cultivate an awesome, ordinary life for your loved ones, ensuring their care and support now and in the future.
    🎁 Download my FREE copy of my “Life Planning 101 Guide” to start your loved one's Life Plan Now:  https://www.empoweringability.org/life-planning-guide/🎙️ Follow the Empowering Ability Podcast: https://bit.ly/EmpoweringAbilityPodcast🌐 Visit the Empowering Ability Blog: https://www.empoweringability.org/blog/🔔 Subscribe to this YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/YoutubeEricGoll👨‍👩‍👧 Join the Empowering Ability Family Members Only Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/empoweringabilityfamilygroup

    • 6 min
    #107: Ordinary vs. Special: People with a Developmental Disability or Autism do NOT have to live a SPECIAL life

    #107: Ordinary vs. Special: People with a Developmental Disability or Autism do NOT have to live a SPECIAL life

    Learn how to help your loved one live an awesome, ordinary life! Register for the Life Plan Workshop now: https://www.empoweringability.org/2024lifeplanworkshop/
     
    To get more videos like this, Subscribe to my YouTube channel here: https://bit.ly/YoutubeEricGoll
    Once Your loved one is defined as 'Special,' their life trajectory changes drastically.
    You might have been told they will never graduate, live independently, or get a job. There are a lot of “they will never” thrown your way.
    Well, I'm here to tell you that "they CAN!" 
    Join me in this episode as I share inspiring success stories of parents just like you who have helped their loved ones transition from the "special" category to living an awesome ordinary life. 
    Plus, don't miss out on our upcoming free Life Plan Workshop, where I'll guide you through creating a personalized plan for your loved one's success. Let's make extraordinary happen together!
    Register for the Life Plan Workshop now: https://www.empoweringability.org/2024lifeplanworkshop/
     
     
    🚀 If these strategies resonate with you, Subscribe for Weekly Goodness here: https://bit.ly/YoutubeEricGoll---About Eric Goll:Welcome to Empowering Ability! I'm Eric Goll, and my mission is to help you ensure your loved one with an intellectual/developmental disability lives an Awesome Ordinary Life! As a family member and coach, I support families touched by autism/ developmental disabilities. I provide the knowledge and tools to cultivate an awesome, ordinary life for your loved ones, ensuring their care and support now and in the future.
    🎁 Download my FREE copy of my “Life Planning 101 Guide” to start your loved one's Life Plan Now:  https://www.empoweringability.org/life-planning-guide/🎙️ Follow the Empowering Ability Podcast: https://bit.ly/EmpoweringAbilityPodcast🌐 Visit the Empowering Ability Blog: https://www.empoweringability.org/blog/🔔 Subscribe to this YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/YoutubeEricGoll👨‍👩‍👧 Join the Empowering Ability Family Members Only Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/empoweringabilityfamilygroup

    • 4 min
    #106: When Is the Right Time to Create a Life Plan for My Loved One with a Disability?

    #106: When Is the Right Time to Create a Life Plan for My Loved One with a Disability?

    Register now to get your spot in the free Life Plan Workshop: https://www.empoweringability.org/2024workshop/
     
    To get more videos like this, Subscribe to my YouTube channel here: https://bit.ly/YoutubeEricGoll
    There are times that you get worried about the future of your loved one with a developmental disability... You are not alone.
    My sister, Sarah, finished high school without any good opportunities and ended up in my parent's basement for the next 10 years until we finally found a solution. 
    Our society often isolates people like my sister and your loved one, offering little opportunities and separating them from ordinary life.
    But it doesn't have to be that way. 
    In this episode, I share how we helped my sister create an Awesome Ordinary Life with a Life Plan.
    It's never too early or late to start, so watch the video to learn how to get started with your loved one.
     
     
    🚀 If these strategies resonate with you, Subscribe for Weekly Goodness here: https://bit.ly/YoutubeEricGoll---About Eric Goll:Welcome to Empowering Ability! I'm Eric Goll, and my mission is to help you ensure your loved one with an intellectual/developmental disability lives an Awesome Ordinary Life! As a family member and coach, I support families touched by autism/ developmental disabilities. I provide the knowledge and tools to cultivate an awesome, ordinary life for your loved ones, ensuring their care and support now and in the future.
    🎁 Download my FREE copy of my “Life Planning 101 Guide” to start your loved one's Life Plan Now:  https://www.empoweringability.org/life-planning-guide/🎙️ Follow the Empowering Ability Podcast: https://bit.ly/EmpoweringAbilityPodcast🌐 Visit the Empowering Ability Blog: https://www.empoweringability.org/blog/🔔 Subscribe to this YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/YoutubeEricGoll👨‍👩‍👧 Join the Empowering Ability Family Members Only Facebook Group:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/empoweringabilityfamilygroup

    • 4 min
    #105: Using Person-Centered Planning to Build a Good Life for Your Loved One with a Disability

    #105: Using Person-Centered Planning to Build a Good Life for Your Loved One with a Disability

    Learn how to create your loved one's Life Plan. Join the Life Plan Workshop Waitlist now: https://www.empoweringability.org/workshopwaitlist/
    The 'Special' plan that others have for your loved one with a developmental disability is not a good one. (i.e. a group home and a day program)
    This is why you must work with your loved one to build your life plan.
    Person-centered planning is about building a life plan for your loved one that is individualized to them and leads to an awesome, ordinary future full of meaning and opportunities. 
    Listen to this episode to learn more about Person-centered planning and how to get started on your loved one's plan!
    Join me for an insightful journey into person-centered planning in my upcoming Life Plan Workshop. Let's create a future full of hope and possibilities. 
    Secure your spot on the workshop waitlist now: https://www.empoweringability.org/workshopwaitlist/
     
    🚀 If these strategies resonate with you, Subscribe for Weekly Goodness here: https://bit.ly/YoutubeEricGoll---About Eric Goll:Welcome to Empowering Ability! I'm Eric Goll, and my mission is to help you ensure your loved one with an intellectual/developmental disability lives an Awesome Ordinary Life! As a family member and coach, I support families touched by autism/ developmental disabilities. I provide the knowledge and tools to cultivate an awesome, ordinary life for your loved ones, ensuring their care and support now and in the future.
    🎁 Download my FREE copy of my “Life Planning 101 Guide” to start your loved one's Life Plan Now:  https://www.empoweringability.org/life-planning-guide/🎙️ Follow the Empowering Ability Podcast: https://bit.ly/EmpoweringAbilityPodcast🌐 Visit the Empowering Ability Blog: https://www.empoweringability.org/blog/🔔 Subscribe to this YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/YoutubeEricGoll👨‍👩‍👧 Join the Empowering Ability Family Members Only Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/empoweringabilityfamilygroup

    • 4 min
    #104: How to Engage a Neurotypical Sibling To Support A Sibling with Autism or a Developmental Disability

    #104: How to Engage a Neurotypical Sibling To Support A Sibling with Autism or a Developmental Disability

    Download a FREE copy of my “Life Planning 101 Guide” to start your loved one's Life Plan Now:  https://www.empoweringability.org/life-planning-guide/
    To get more videos like this, Subscribe to my YouTube channel here: https://bit.ly/YoutubeEricGoll
    At 16, I faced a pivotal moment when my parents told me that they named me in their wills to care for my older sister. 
    As a sibling, being told I have this responsibility was daunting.
    You might face a similar situation, unsure how to engage a sibling for support.
    In this episode, I will show you how to engage neurotypical siblings for support and relieve the unspoken tension from future care conversations.
    Don't forget to grab your free copy of the Life Planning 101 Guide to get started. Let's empower your loved ones to live their best lives. Get Guide: https://www.empoweringability.org/life-planning-guide/
    🚀 If these strategies resonate with you, Subscribe for Weekly Goodness here: https://bit.ly/YoutubeEricGoll---About Eric Goll:Welcome to Empowering Ability! I'm Eric Goll, and my mission is to help you ensure your loved one with an intellectual/developmental disability lives an Awesome Ordinary Life! As a family member and coach, I support families touched by autism/ developmental disabilities. I provide the knowledge and tools to cultivate an awesome, ordinary life for your loved ones, ensuring their care and support now and in the future.
    🎁 Download my FREE copy of my “Life Planning 101 Guide” to start your loved one's Life Plan Now:  https://www.empoweringability.org/life-planning-guide/🎙️ Follow the Empowering Ability Podcast: https://bit.ly/EmpoweringAbilityPodcast🌐 Visit the Empowering Ability Blog: https://www.empoweringability.org/blog/🔔 Subscribe to this YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/YoutubeEricGoll👨‍👩‍👧 Join the Empowering Ability Family Members Only Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/empoweringabilityfamilygroup

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

anon12ds12 ,

Great podcast

Informative and helpful in an empathetic way.

vmccallum ,

So Informative!

I love this podcast! Eric has wonderful guests with varied backgrounds and as a parent I have learned so much. I couldn't recommend it more.

Vicki McCallum

Amirs1980 ,

Awesome resource

Eric is great at providing honest and empowering lessons!

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