April 14, 2022

Karyn Lazareck: Never Doubt A Mother

Karyn Lazareck: Never Doubt A Mother

Those were the words Karyn Lazareck said to the medical profession when they had doubts about her intuition of her son Jordan’s autism. On this episode of Humans, on Rights, Karyn talks about how she and her husband Mel raised three amazing boys who are now all men. And how one of the boys, Jordan led her to mobilize a community to create a place where anyone with a disability could find a safe and respectful place in that community. By using her leadership skills and love of her autistic son Jordan, Karyn created GROW (Gaining Resources Our Way).

GROW is a place where young adults with social, intellectual, and developmental disabilities can learn life skills. Karyn believes that everyone wants to be part of a community. She explains that by using person centred programming at GROW (people are like snowflakes, no two people are the same) that achievable goals, set by the individuals attending GROW can be met or exceeded.Karyn Lazareck’s community leadership has been recognized numerous times at the highest level of awards, being identified as one of Manitoba’s 150 leading community leaders or by the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba’s volunteer award.

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Those were the words Karyn Lazareck said to the medical profession when they had doubts about her intuition of her son Jordan’s autism. On this episode of Humans, on Rights, Karyn talks about how she and her husband Mel raised three amazing boys who are now all men. And how one of the boys, Jordan led her to mobilize a community to create a place where anyone with a disability could find a safe and respectful place in that community. By using her leadership skills and love of her autistic son Jordan, Karyn created GROW (Gaining Resources Our Way).

GROW is a place where young adults with social, intellectual, and developmental disabilities can learn life skills. Karyn believes that everyone wants to be part of a community. She explains that by using person centred programming at GROW (people are like snowflakes, no two people are the same) that achievable goals, set by the individuals attending GROW can be met or exceeded.Karyn Lazareck’s community leadership has been recognized numerous times at the highest level of awards, being identified as one of Manitoba’s 150 leading community leaders or by the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba’s volunteer award.

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.