Join Genia in discussion with other parents, thought leaders and visionaries about helping young children with intellectual disabilities get the good things in life. Want your child to go to school, make friends, play on teams and have a bright future? Join the conversation. Good things in life is for families with vision about what is possible and how to achieve it. Whether your child has cerebral palsy, down syndrome, angelman syndrome, autism or a mild learning disability, Good Things in Life podcast can help you figure out how to take action to protect your child from harm and work towards a good life.
Creating new paths with Fionn and Jonathan
Goals. Dreams. Aspirations. Everyone has them; it’s what makes us human. The system places an expectation on students to strive towards their goals, handing them the tools and support they need to work towards them. There is a wide selection of programs and resources in place to help young people achieve their aspirations, because it’s only natural that they should. However, students with disabilities are not given these same opportunities to shape their own futures, which is why it’s important when there are no suitable options to choose from for families to make their own.
Fionn and Jonathan Angus from Fionnathan Productions join Genia this week to discuss how families can help their loved ones pave the way towards their aspirations by creating new paths for them to follow.
Co-Teaching Philosophy, with Beth Lakretz
What is co-teaching and how does it relate to education policy? In today’s podcast, I chat with special education consultant Beth Lakretz about the legislative barriers to inclusion and her take on co-teaching and effective collaboration.
Let’s Talk Privilege, with Alison Gomez and Nikki Haffner
What does “privilege” really mean? In this episode I chat with Rebel Revolution’s Alison Gomez & Nikki Haffner about identifying and de-weaponizing privilege, as well as embracing intersectionality without co-opting the language of different social movements.
Mutually Nourishing Support Teams, with Faith Clarke
Faith Clarke says support workers aren’t caregivers—their most important function is a “liberation movement role.” Listen now to find out how to put together a strong support team that is compassionately integrated into the private spaces of family life.
Intentional Teaming, with Beth Gallagher
How can service agencies adopt a culture of person-centred planning? Listen now to my chat with Beth Gallagher, whose effective “intentional teaming” principle is based on the idea that individuals are at the heart of all organizations.
Right Relationships, with Michael Kendrick
This week, international community service consultant Dr. Michael Kendrick returns to the podcast to talk about how the concept of right relationships is at the heart of all successful, effective service organizations, even if it’s not a term that’s widely used in the industry. Listen now for more on how a single improved relationship could be the first step toward community-wide transformation!
Amazing podcasts. A great resource to understand more everything related to disabilities and the value of inclusion for all.
So much useful information
I"m about halfway. through the back catalogue of podcasts - these are an amazing treasure trove. For me, they strike the right balance between big vision inspiration and practical encouragement to take next steps - so important when you're feeling overwhelmed. I really appreciate where Genia talks through problems she's struggling with - I find that knowing other families are struggling with similar issues really helps me keep trying. The guest speakers provide exception expertise and inspiration - Janet Klees is a favorite.
Love this podcast