The Dr. Vibe Show

Black Canada Talking™ is a live online event that provides Black Canadians opportunity to give their takes and POVs on stories that are of importance to them.

During the January 17, 2021 edition of Black Canada Talking™, the guests were: Clovis and Sherron Grant.

Clovis and Sherron Grant are parents of 2 children, ages 26 & 24 years, one of whom has special needs. Sherron is a school principal in the Toronto District School Board and Clovis is the CEO of 360°kids, an organization serving homeless youth in York Region.

They founded the Black Parent Support Group in November 2020. The group was developed to support the unique needs of parents/ caregivers who are Black and raising a child with special needs. The child can be of any age and of any disability. The group’s intent is to provide a safe space for families to network, build connections, problem-solve and to reduce their isolation. The group is free to join and meets monthly, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact via email or Facebook

Support, isolation, funding, resources, friends….These are the things that many families who care for someone with special needs think and worry about. For many of these families, their circle of support is quite small. This is often the case for racialized communities who have a child with special needs. The Black Parents of Children and Adults with a Disability Support Group (BPSG) was created to provide a safe space for families of African descent to come together to meet and connect, share resources, expertise and needs, inspire and support one another through our unique and often challenging and isolating journey of raising Black children or supporting a sibling, of any age, with a disability. It is a volunteer run group that meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. via Zoom. There will be guest speakers, resource sharing, support and mentorship opportunities for attendees. For more details or to register, please contact them via email. You can also find them on Facebook .

During our conversation, the Grants talked about:

– Some of their background and their giving and sharing spirit
– What is autism
– Handling their son’s (Isiah) autism over the years 
– The support that they were getting before they started their support group
– The story behind the Black Parent Support Group, its growth and memories of the first meeting
– Some of the areas that parents of the group need help with
– The impact that the pandemic has had on this community
– The future vision for the group
– Their message for the African community in regards to autism

You can find out more about Black Parent Support Group via:

Facebook
Email

Visit The Dr. Vibe Show™ at www.thedrvibeshow.com

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page here

God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,
Dr. Vibe
2020 Podcast News Award Winner – Canadian Ethnic Media Association
2018 Innovation Award Winner – Canadian Ethnic Media Association
The Dr. Vibe Show™ At “The Good Men Project”
One of the first Brand Ambassador’s – Cuisine Noir Magazine
Dr. Vibe – Producer And Co-host of Black Men Talking On WJMS Radio
Dr. Vibe on HuffPost Live – August 2, 2013
2013 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Winner (Best International Blog)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series)
Black Blog Of The Day – Black Bloggers Network – June 23, 2011
Twitter
Twitter hashtag: #DrVibe
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iTunes
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Spotify
Dr. Vibe Media – You Tube
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Stitcher Radio
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – TuneIn Radio
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Google Play Music
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iHeartRadio
The Dr. Vibe Show™ at Anchor
Linkedin – The Dr. Vibe Show™
Instagram
The Dr. Vibe Show Facebook Fan Page

Direct download: THE_DR._VIBE_SHOW_-_BLACK_CANADA_TALKING_-_JANUARY_17_-_2021.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am EDT