Expanding Worlds Podcast

Sharing Stories Sharing Solutions

Meet The Host

Debra Caldow

Debra Caldow


Hosted by Debra Caldow, since 2017, the Expanding Worlds Podcast is about Sharing Stories and Sharing Solutions. Debra talks to parents and professionals from around the world about how to ensure that young people with additional needs enjoy the same opportunities to live the lives they want as anyone else. She interviews people from across the world who are making a real difference to the lives of young people with additional needs.

She reaches out to parents and professionals to discuss different approaches to support independence around daily living, purpose and relationships. She has always believed that:

1.      every young person with additional needs should have the same opportunities as everyone else

2.      every young person with additional needs should be able to decide exactly how they live their lives

Her aim now is to share what she knows works. She wants you to be able to utilise the same tools she’s used with her daughter to support your child to develop and build the skills they need to live a more independent life.



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Red Giraffe Guide

This guide is aimed at children who may live semi or fully independently at some point in the future, but a lot of the principles will benefit children with more challenging needs. One of the key objectives we have as parents is to make our children feel better about themselves and build up their self-esteem and confidence.

Your FREE Red Giraffe Guide is on its way!