If we were to include these six points in all of our new home and new apartment construction we would significantly lower the challenges faced by families and individuals who have to deal with new disabilities.
When it comes to creating spaces that work for people with disabilities, there seem to be two approaches. The first is what I am going to term Reactive Design.
There is a lot of conversation right now in Ontario about autism and about autism therapy. IBI and ABA have pride of place in the autism therapy world, and I know many parents and families who have seen remarkable results. That option needs to remain open for parents and families, and needs to be funded to… Continue reading Autism, Cat-munication and Joining
It's been a while since I published a blog post. I'm still alive and kicking, but I've had a lot of thoughts swirling around in my head and I have been taking some time to sit, think, reflect and process them (whilst dealing with a medical crisis or three in our family!) What's been kicking… Continue reading An Open Letter To My POC and LGBTQ+ Activist Friends …
A simple enough question for a doctor to ask a patient. But it causes me to pause and flip through my memories like I flip through the pages of my grandmother's hundred-year-old cookbook.
This may sound strange to hear But I don't want you to Cure me ...
Choice and Healing Choice and Healing A friend and I were debriefing after a course on mental health and we realized they were missing a really important healing method: choice.