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The Expanding Worlds Podcast

May 29, 2017

Sibling relationships are never easy, especially if one sibling has additional needs. This week I talk to Julie, a mother of 2 children, about her experiences and the challenges.  She talks about the tactics she uses to make family life work for everyone and her ideas for creating a sibling bond through...

May 22, 2017

Independent living means having your own place to live.  Finding that place isn’t always easy.  In this episode Julia, a landlord who is renting out a property to young people with additional needs, tells us why.  We hear that finding a place to rent requires perseverance and sometimes a dose of optimism.  For the...

May 15, 2017

Ian is an ex-police officer who dealt with incidents where young people with additional needs were involved.  He saw how a lack of understanding on both sides could often turn difficult situations into highly stressful experiences for everyone.

Sometimes figures of authority lack experience in dealing with people with...

May 8, 2017

Emily Hughes is an Australian social worker currently living in London. She is an expert in developing social skills. In this discussion she shares her tools and tactics for enabling children to develop their social skills, build resilience and independently navigate their way through the challenges they face. She...

May 1, 2017

A mother shares the strategies and tactics she uses to help her son, who has Asperger's, develop the skills he needs and prepare him for an independent life. 

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