Lesson #1: Creating Your Family-Led Solution Lesson #2: The 3 C's Of Family Leadership Lesson #3: The 6 C's of Life Building Lesson #4: Crafting A Vision Lesson #1: Creating Your Family-Led Solution Make a comment below; I'd love to hear your thoughts and reflections!
I enjoyed hearing you speak. I have been prepping my daughter with Down Syndrome all her life to be on her own. I believe I have done pretty good with what little I had access to and am always looking for more pointers or assistance. You are doing great work and providing people with a valuable and necessary service so thank you.
Thank you Eric, I am 50 yr old and my son 21yrs old. He has drop seizures development disability. I am worry about future, I also fell down too many times. I am trying better life for him.
Thank you Eric. I am in admiration as you took a challenge in your life, and turned it into an opportunity. I am following so as to find a way for my 28 yr old daughter Erin.
Thanks for the journal-ling hwk at the end of Lesson 1. I appreciate your passion and sincerity on this free video sharing about ppl w dev dis.
Keep up the good work. I am learning so much already….Ange
My pleasure, Ange! Thank you for your kind words.
My main “what if” right now, is Emma’s willingness to do… to do anything. She has a thousand excuses: Emma is sick, Emma is tired, it’s p.j.’s day, stay home, and so on. How do we get what really “ignite” her passions and willingness to move ahead…
Thank you for sharing, Camille! How to find and explore interests/ passions is a common one!
My what if is that I am an older single parent, just turned 70. My son is nonverbal & legally blind. He lives in a group home. He goes to 2 day programs a few hours a week because he has no $ support for this. Otherwise we do free things. The group home provides a clean, safe environment but no real support for him as a person. He also lives with3 others who are much older. He does have siblings, 2 of them, who both live in the US with careers & families of their own. I am afraid… Read more »
Thank you for your courage sharing your ‘what if’. This is a common fear/ question for us families.
Stay tuned for the next videos.
Eric, my wife attended your presentation in Mississauga in the spring with a group, Family Connections, we are with. She left with the feeling your assistance and ideas are more suited to higher functioning adults. Unfortunately I was not able to attend as I am the one who signed up to your online assistance messages earlier in the spring. Some of the ideas are great but our situation is two brothers of different functioning levels and different DSO evaluations. This makes developing a program for them more difficult. The alternative is to develop a program around the lower functioning adult… Read more »
Hi Donald, Thank you for your comment. I appreciate you following my work. The ideas around family leadership are applicable to all families. Yes, all of our situations are unique and we need to respect this fact. However, families have created inclusive and ordinary lives for their loved ones – with many different degrees of disabilities. As families, I think it is important to hear different perspectives and make our own decisions on what is best. For a long time, my family felt that my sister, who has an intellectual and physical disability, wasn’t capable of well honestly… anything. Our… Read more »