On Supporting Families of Special Needs Children - A Conversation with Eraina Ferguson
Narratives of PurposeSeptember 13, 2021
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On Supporting Families of Special Needs Children - A Conversation with Eraina Ferguson

The second episode of the September Inclusion series features special needs advocate, writer, and TEDx curator, Eraina Ferguson. She is the founder of My Good Life, an organisation that enables families of children with special needs to live their best life despite their circumstances. Eraina authored a memoir in 2020, likewise titled My Good Life. In this conversation, she shares her journey raising a daughter with special needs but also empowering other parents. Listen to her story. 

 

Show Notes

At the end of the show, the guests share a sneak preview into their favourite music or books by answering the same set of questions. Here are the links to Eraina’s answers. The books she is currently reading are Finding Your Calling by Veronica & Dale Partridge, and Daring Greatly by Brené Brown. The song that particularly resonated with her at a specific time in her life is ‘I Got A Woman’ by Ray Charles.

You can view Eraina’s TEDx talk “My Good Life” on YouTube, and find her memoir My Good Life:One Woman’s Quest to Raise Her Special Needs Daughter online. If you wish to follow Eraina on social media, these are her channels: LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook.

Here are some additional useful links. You can learn more about Teach for America, the organisation Eraina mentioned, on their website. An excerpt of her book is also available on the L.A. Parent Magazine website. In case you wish to have more information on Eraina’s organisation, My Good Life, you can visit the website.