Caring for a loved one who has an intellectual disability can present a wide array of challenges, from accessing government resources to navigating the complex worlds of education, housing and employment. It can be overwhelming. Where does someone even begin?

In this episode of Community Living Out Loud host Peter Reynolds is joined by Chris Beesley, CEO of Community Living Ontario, and Don Osmond, a long-time member of the Parent Connection Help Group, to discuss these challenges and what community resources are available to help families. The Parent Connection Help Group is a parent-run resource and provides a platform for sharing experiences and resources among families. The episode highlights the importance of building supportive communities beyond traditional support models to meet the needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities.


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