Welcome to Good For All, a new podcast from posAbilities! In our work, we assist persons with developmental disabilities to lead meaningful and healthy lives by partnering with the community. On our show, we share stories about disability, community and inclusion and invite you to join us as we work toward our vision of “good and full lives for all.”
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Monique Nelson is the Director of Community Engagement for posAbilities, a multi-regional non-profit community living service provider. Her experience spans communication, public engagement, and social policy development. She is also the mom of two young adults, one of whom has autism, and enjoys supporting individuals and families on their journeys to good and full lives.
Monique’s passions include the development of safe, secure and affordable housing, equitable access to employment opportunities and the role of social enterprise in fostering healthy, prosperous communities, where everyone belongs.
For decades, the community living movement has worked to create more inclusive communities where people with disabilities can participate as full citizens. At posAbilities, we’re stretching ourselves toward a vision of good and full lives for everyone. But what do we mean when we say “good and full lives” and how do we get there? In our first episode, posAbilities Director of Innovation, Gord Tulloch, talks with us about how an innovation mindset can help create real change and bring more meaning and purpose into people’s lives.
Episode Two: In the Studio with the Artists of INCLUSION
For the past 16 years, posAbilities has hosted the INCLUSION Art Show & Sale, BC’s largest disability art show. The annual show celebrates the work of artists with diverse abilities and features hundreds of artworks in various mediums. In this episode, we sit down with independent artist Alex Lecce and take a field trip to PotteryWorks studio to chat about their work and their experience participating in the show.
Episode Three: Transitioning to Adulthood – A Navigator’s Perspective
The transition to adulthood is a challenging and exciting time for youth and their families. In the first part of our two-part series on transition planning, we spoke to Meaghen Taylor-Reid about how a Navigator can help youth with diverse abilities plan for the future and meet their own goals and needs.
Episode Four: Transitioning to Adulthood – A Parent’s Perspective
#Limitless is a youth transition service posAbilities designed in collaboration with the Vancouver School Board. In the second part of our two-part series on transition planning, we spoke to Pam Neuman, a parent and teacher, whose daughter Jasmine recently graduated from Limitless.
Episode Five: LINK! Safety, Relationships, Sexuality
LINK! is a curriculum developed by posAbilities’ sexual health educators to help fill a gap in body science and sexual health information for individuals with diverse abilities. In this episode, we talk about curriculum for individuals of all ages, what some of the key learnings are, and how this knowledge leads to greater fulfillment, safety and citizenship.