Navigating Life as we Know It

Navigating Life as we Know It

Navigating Live as we Know It seeks to build an educational and entertaining way to help the people around those with Special Needs better find the way to live their best, most self-determined life possible, and how to manage the challenges of the systems

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Magic Mystery Tour

Aug. 1, 2023

Moving out of a family home is one of life's "exciting, sad, happy, and scary" events. There are so many changes that come with having a place of your own. But...there is also growth and independence. There are new things to…

60. With Liberty and Access For All: MDRC

July 17, 2023

We all have two basic needs as human beings. One is to be authentic, to live our lives in a manner that reflects our true selves. The other human need is to be accepted within a community. When these two need conflict, w…

Sweet Dream are Made of These: The ZPod Story

June 19, 2023

Many people seem to have a "problematic" relationship with sleep. We take medications to keep us awake...and we take medications to make us sleep. But sleep...a GOOD night's sleep, is essential to our psychological and phy…

They Listen, They Care

March 6, 2023

Individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families often find themselves dealing with complexity and even intentional obfuscation as they navigate the path of Medicaid eligibility and b…

57. Collaborating and Trust, some help with planning for the future

Dec. 8, 2022

"The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry!" is an old and unfortunately true statement. And "best laid plans" often "go awry" for two reasons. 1) poor planning...or no planning, and 2) people don't work collaborativ…

56. Barriers to the Ballot

July 21, 2022

Voting is a constitutional right for an overwhelming majority of Americans, but the reality is people with disabilities, racial minorities and economically challenged individuals face far more obstacles to voting than most v…