Delovely Podcast

Sharp! Insightful! Curious! Delightful! These are the different ways to describe the guests appearing on the Delovely Podcast coming in the Spring of 2019. What are the different ways that you help to keep a focus on the person rather than the system? Drawing on our common conviction of the importance of freely-given relationships in building a connected, inclusive society, we’ll sit down for conversations with people who are trying some new things and, in some cases, some very old things. For the innovators out there, we’ll hear stories of “the perfect try”.

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The Education of Bill Ashe

In this conversation we explore thoughts on what have been the major developments in the effort to advance inclusion of people of all abilities that have served to shape the world that we live in today. Bill shares how having a family member with disabilities changed his views and added to his knowledge of what is important. We also consider trends in the system that are both troubling and promising.

A Conversation with Peter Leidy – Part I

We caught up recently with Peter Leidy while he was visiting Vermont and connecting with staff from Senior Solutions and Green Mountain Support Services. Peter shared his experiences in the early years of his career and the important lessons that he’s learned about how to provide the best support to others. He has an interest in the power of the direct support role and thinks deeply about ways to help good staff stay.

A Conversation with Peter Leidy – Part II

We continue our conversation with Peter Leidy and explore what it means to be a “rule breaker” or an artist when in the role of direct support professional.

A Conversation with Joe Grabowski

Joe explores the various ways that we can help others with a disability to be present and participate in community, and most importantly, find connection. In this conversation we discover the dilemma when others view human service agencies as protectors.

We continue our conversation with Joe and find out how Upper Valley Services considered ways to support someone through the use of risk profiles and community conversations to foster connection rather than opting for simply staffing for protection purposes.

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