A mental health podcast where nothing is off the table. Join self advocate and hosts, Victor Pereira and Daniel Share-Strom as they explore topics and how they relate to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
See the right-hand navigation for links to all three seasons of the IDD: Get to Know Me Podcast.
Spreading Inclusivity with Amy Lockwood, One Toy at a Time
Season 3, Episode 3: 13 July 13, 2023 - 32 minutes
What if disability representation started in the toy box? Lockwood Toys founder, Amy Lockwood, talks to Victor and Daniel about the motivation behind the company’s founding, the inspiration behind many of the toys (spoiler: a lot of them are inspired by her son!), and the challenges and triumphs in her journey to increase disability representation.
Self-advocacy with Erica Streisslberger
Season 3, Episode 2: May 9, 2023 - 22 minutes
Podcast hosts Daniel and Victor chat with Erica Streisslberger, a self-advocate at CAMH and a recreation therapist. Erica shares her journey of achieving independent living and pursuing her dream of becoming a recreational therapist. Tune in to learn more about Erica's incredible story and the importance of self-advocacy.
Special Olympics and Mental Health with Dr. Meghann Lloyd
Season 3, Episode 1: April 12, 2023 - 27 minutes
Daniel and Victor interview Dr. Meghann Lloyd about her exciting research on the benefits of participating in Special Olympics. Dr. Lloyd is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ontario Tech University, and a Senior Research Associate at Grandview Children’s Centre.
DramaWay with Danielle Strnad and Morgan Joy
Season 2, Episode 5: July 22, 2022 - 36 minutes
In this episode, Victor and Daniel talk to Danielle Strnad, Executive Director and Founder and Senior Arts Facilitator Morgan Joy of DramaWay and DramaWay Productions. Danielle and Morgan talk about the inclusive arts classes offered by DramaWay, which range from visual arts, drama, physical activity and more. Danielle shares how she developed this company and how it has grown since its creation in 1999.
Special Olympics with Heidi Mallett
Season 2, Episode 4: July 13, 2022 - 30 minutes
Heidi is a Special Olympics athlete and a leader. Heidi joins us to discuss her various leadership roles and how she became the strong leader that she is today. Heidi also shares the importance of Special Olympics, and shares some of her personal favourite sports include bowling, golf, and snowshoeing.
Respecting Rights with Kerri Joffe
Season 2 Episode 3: June 29, 2022 - 28 minutes
Lawyer and Disability Rights Advocate, Kerri Joffe joins the podcast to talk about her work at the ARCH Disability Law Centre, a specialty legal clinic that practices exclusively in disability rights law. She shares information about the Respecting Rights initiative at ARCH, where self-advocates participate in programs to learn more about law and how to get involved with accessible rights education. https://archdisabilitylaw.ca/.
Dating and Relationships with Dr. Alan S. Martino
Season 2 Episode 2: June 15, 2022 - 20 minutes
Dr. Alan Santinele Martino is an instructor in community rehabilitation and disability studies at the University of Calgary. Victor and Daniel talk to Dr. Martino about his research and the experiences of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in intimate relationships and the barriers to sex education.
Inclusive Research with Dr. Yona Lunsky
Season 2 Episode 1: June 2, 2022 - 29 minutes
Daniel and Victor interview Dr. Yona Lunsky, director of the Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre at CAMH. Dr. Lunsky shares how she makes positions accessible to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and what we can do to create more accessible and inclusive work environments. Want to get involved with projects at the Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.