Navigating Life as we Know It

47. Caring About and Beyond

December 02, 2021 Steven Johnson Season 2 Episode 15
47. Caring About and Beyond
Navigating Life as we Know It
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Navigating Life as we Know It
47. Caring About and Beyond
Dec 02, 2021 Season 2 Episode 15
Steven Johnson

It is not ever comfortable discussion what happens after someone dies. But when it comes to the death of care providing parents conversations need to happen and plans must be made. Legal, financial and Medicaid Planning are important, of course, but living a full life is more than providing these core necessities.  Life as we know it (and aspire to live it) includes meaning, purpose, identity and being “seen” by the members of your family...whether that “family” is the product of biology or personal selection.  This does not happen by accident, especially when one or more members of the family live with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.  The “how” of inclusion needs to be on the table for discussion before the “when” becomes the present.

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It is not ever comfortable discussion what happens after someone dies. But when it comes to the death of care providing parents conversations need to happen and plans must be made. Legal, financial and Medicaid Planning are important, of course, but living a full life is more than providing these core necessities.  Life as we know it (and aspire to live it) includes meaning, purpose, identity and being “seen” by the members of your family...whether that “family” is the product of biology or personal selection.  This does not happen by accident, especially when one or more members of the family live with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.  The “how” of inclusion needs to be on the table for discussion before the “when” becomes the present.

Support the Show.

Thank you for listening to our podcast and for your continued support!

We're taking a break to recharge and plan some exciting new things for the show. We'll be back with a fresh season featuring more in-depth explorations of disability issues, along with new segments and interviews.

If you'd like to learn more about NLAWKI please visit our facebook page and if you'd like to support our program more directly, stop by our Ko-Fi and make a contribution! But the most important way you can help our program is by sharing NLAWKI with someone you know!