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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.

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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.

    Missing persons - on the loss of a sibling to institutionalization

    Missing persons - on the loss of a sibling to institutionalization

    Institutionalization hurts the person institutionalized, the family, and our community. Marilyn Dolmage, Vici Clarke and Victoria Freeman discuss their experiences of having their sibling with a disability institutionalized as a child. #triggeralert. 

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Love and accountability in the face of the tyranny of the "normal"

    Love and accountability in the face of the tyranny of the "normal"

    In this podcast episode, Victoria and I read excerpts from her book “A World without Martha: A Memoir of Sisters, Disability and Difference” and explore the themes of this all-too-real story.

    This podcast comes with a #triggeralert. It also comes with the opportunity to use Victoria’s story - and Martha’s story - as motivation, fuel, learning to make life better for those in our community who are othered and excluded.

    • 1 hr
    Relearn history to unlearn bias – with Terra Smith

    Relearn history to unlearn bias – with Terra Smith

    Just like advocating for your child, sometimes unlearning and relearning how we see the world can be a messy, ongoing exercise. But if we are to move forward together as a society, we have to do the work.

    We have to get out of the wading pool and dive into the big pool.

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    • 56 min
    The F Words – with Dr. Peter Rosenbaum, Daniela Grahovac and Andrea Cross

    The F Words – with Dr. Peter Rosenbaum, Daniela Grahovac and Andrea Cross

    We are talking about F-words on the podcast, but not that one. Better ones. F-words that help us focus on the things our kids are, and the things our kids can do. These F-words are ones we can use to get doctors and therapists to see the whole picture of who our kids are now, and who they are becoming. F-words that lead to the good things in life.

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    • 58 min
    What matters gets counted - with Samantha Noyek, Claire Davies, and Nora Fayed

    What matters gets counted - with Samantha Noyek, Claire Davies, and Nora Fayed

    In this episode, I'm talking with Samantha Noyek, Claire Davies, and Nora Fayed about the importance of researching the obvious, the idea of the quality of life as it relates to kids with significant disabilities, and building a dictionary of our kids' unique communication styles.

    In Nora’s words: “We're talking about involving these children in the world when society has not even thought to even consider them.”

    • 57 min
    Bias is a Human Experience – with La Shanda Sugg

    Bias is a Human Experience – with La Shanda Sugg

    “Can we realize that even though we're loving our children, we can be doing them so much harm when we don't address those beliefs, those worldviews, and those expectations: the biases that we have?”

    La Shanda Sugg joins me on the podcast to unpack the relationships between trauma, bias, and othering and how this plays into all of our interactions with strangers, and with our own kids. This is a podcast you do not want to miss.

    Access the transcript and full show notes in goodthingsinlife.org/084.

    • 1 hr 16 min

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