Sibling Stories: The Untold Tales of Brothers and Sisters of Persons with Disabilities 

Siblings without a disability are often left out of the story, or come back into the story later in life. Their narratives tell us a lot about the human and disability experience. However, they are left mostly untold.

22-Year Old Kodi Lee Wows the World on NBC’s America’s Got Talent

Now running for over 13 seasons and produced by the world-famous talent-scouting tycoon, Simon Cowell, America’s Got Talent, repeatedly captures the hearts of many by showcasing star power beyond belief. This year, a young man by the name of Kodi Lee, wowed the crowd and reduced judges to tears with his powerful rendition of Leon Russell’s “A Song for You.”

Four Moms Making a Difference

They fed us, bathed us, dressed us, cheered us on every step of the way, and played a role in shaping the person we are today. Everyone’s relationship with their mom is unique. As Mother’s Day is approaching, we’d like to take this opportunity to share the stories of a few inspiring moms who are making big strides for diversity and inclusion in our communities.

Celebrating Autism Awareness Month with a Leap Forward Moment: Meet Johnathan!

This story was originally published in the April issue of the Laurel Okanagan Imagine Newsletter. Johnathan is pursuing a fearless and fulfilled life, with Autism being one of his diagnoses. From a young age, Johnathan Higgins has been known to embrace opportunities for adventure and adrenaline. You can always count on him to be up for another round on a daring amusement ride at the fair. Perhaps he has realized that trying and learning new things brings a certain zest into his life, or maybe he simply embraces a “live life on the edge” motto.

Celebrating Autism Awareness Month with Laurel Metro Vancouver: Meet Minette, Gian, and Gio!

Minette Julian has lived in Vancouver since 2005. For many years, she lived apart from her two sons who lived in the Philippines with their grandparents where they had more family to spend time with. While the two boys were in the Philippines, healthcare professionals diagnosed Gio with autism.