ADULTS PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE IN A CHILD’S ABILITY TO DISCOVER AND EXPRESS THEIR INNATE POTENTIAL.
And yet, most networks of care lack a deeper understanding of how parents, educators, therapists and other practitioners can cultivate this in their special needs children and clients. Why? Because to see and believe in a child requires us as adults to break away from conditioning and belief systems, to shift our mindset to see the child from a clear lens, a lens which empowers us to see the essential nature of the child that resides beyond the realm of the physical self.
Children also need holistic support that offers them FREEDOM and a chance to CO-CREATE rather than receive the formulas and stories often imposed on them. They need adults who understand that SELF-WORTH, SELF-BELIEF and learning to live from a mindset of POSSIBILITIES rather than limitations is the key to unlocking their potential.
Celebrating Differently-Abled Kids and Their Siblings
Have you ever wondered how to talk to your children about interacting with differently-abled kids?
Interacting consciously with differently-abled children in our community presents a beautiful opportunity to expand our pathways for connection by learning new forms of communication.
In this book, young readers are guided on a journey to the natural beauty of Calabogie Ranch, home of Rose, a wild horse. There, sisters Juliana and Gabi re-discover and celebrate their unique superpowers.
DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF A MOVEMENT THAT VALUES AND CELEBRATES THE UNIQUENESS OF YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN?
One where these children are free to be who they really are? One where adults are working together to co-create a supportive environment that honors their gifts?
If the answer is yes, come join us. Based on her own experiences with her daughter with Atypical Rett Syndrome and hundreds of client families, Christine L’Abbe is ready to do things differently.
“It’s time to rethink how we support and guide our differently-abled children from all angles: how they’re being raised at home, within their ecosystem of therapy and treatment, and within the school system. Only then will we begin to truly see what these children are here to teach us, how their differences can empower them to serve others, how their unique abilities can shift those around them. It is by cultivating their inner world, fostering freedom of expression and inviting them to see their differences as superpowers that we will truly begin to see real progress among differently-abled children.”
A fierce advocate for differently-abled children and their families, Christine sees perfection in every differently-abled child she meets and wants every part of the system in their lives to align around this vision.
CHRISTINE’S VISION FOR SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITIES
- Every differently-abled child and their siblings enjoy programs and services that foster: authentic expression, freedom to feel and choose what they are drawn to, space to explore and discover their innate potential, and opportunities to connect with and attune to their innate wisdom.
- Every parent and caregiver receives the support needed to heal from past wounds that are often brought to the surface on the journey with their special child, wounds that need to be healed to allow the parent to truly see, hear and value their child as they are, so they can guide and support them on their unique path.
- Therapists, educators, and practitioners view special needs children and their families as WHOLE and PERFECT, exactly as they are and possess the tools and resources to consistently communicate this message.
TOGETHER, LET'S CELEBRATE OUR CHILDREN'S UNIQUENESS BY LETTING THEM LEAD THE WAY.
"Differently-abled children are already whole. They don't need to be fixed. They need to be seen, heard, and valued for that which is unique and innate. What they need is authentic connection and love."
Evolve Movement Co-Founder and CEO Christine L’Abbé is a fierce advocate for families with differently-abled children and has a clear vision for a new model of care that is based on strengths, not limitations. Her work is bringing to life an alternative model of care that Christine and her colleagues call a Holistic Family Healing Approach.
Because of her own experiences with her daughter with Atypical Rett Syndrome, Christine is passionate about using education to empower other families like hers. As a pediatric Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® practitioner, Christine sees perfection in every differently-abled child she meets. And she wants every parent to receive support in healing from their own trauma so they can foster the healthy development of their differently-abled children.READ MORE
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A GLOBAL MEMBERSHIP COMMUNITY FOR PARENTS & CAREGIVERS OF DIFFERENTLY-ABLED CHILDREN.
Founded and Co-Led by Christine L’Abbé and Cindy Kaplan
- Do you find the journey with your special child challenging?
- Are you seeking deeper self-healing?
- Are you seeking ways to support your child to discover and express their innate potential?
- Do you long for more community and support with people who understand what you are going through?
You are not alone.
Evolving Together is a virtual holistic membership-based community of support for parents and caregivers of differently-abled children. Together, we Heal, Connect and Learn. Evolving as we discover and learn to express what it truly means to show up both for ourselves and for our children.
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“Evolving Together is exactly what parents of differently abled children need! I can’t think of two better people than Cindy Kaplan and Christine L'Abbé, both certified Conscious Parenting coaches and parents of amazing differently abled children, to bring this into the world.
Evolving Together is monumental! This membership community is not only providing support for parents in this demanding and often overwhelming parenting task, but ushering these parents through a process, shifting the way we see special needs so that parents feel empowered to step into their fullest lives in order for their children to fully step into theirs.”
- Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Clinical Psychologist & NY Times bestselling author of The Conscious Parent, The Awakened Family, among others
HOLISTIC FAMILY HEALING APPROACH WITH A CONSCIOUS LENS
Christine believes every special needs child is perfect. That’s why she always builds on the child’s abilities, NOT their limitations.
And unlike most services that focus primarily on pediatric support, Christine and her team at Evolve (a collective-style network of conscious professionals conceived by Christine that works in close partnership) offer a holistic, family-focused approach that includes services for the entire family in four areas: Emotional Health & Well-Being; Cognitive & Physical Development; Mindfulness & Play; and Holistic Nutrition & Supplementation.
Christine infuses her private practice with this same integrated, family-focused approach through the lens of a “conscious” practitioner, which equips us to identify the gifts and abilities in others, and to see possibilities in children that were perhaps previously difficult to perceive.
Christine’s vision of the wholeness of every child, her calm demeanor, and holistic approach make it easy for the entire family to feel seen, heard, and valued so together they can HEAL, GROW, and THRIVE.
TO WORK CONSCIOUSLY MEANS TO PRACTICE KNOWING, CONNECTING, AND ATTUNING TO OURSELVES TO DEVELOP OUR CAPACITY TO KNOW, CONNECT, AND ATTUNE TO OTHERS.
This practice better equips us to identify the gifts and abilities in others (however subtle), and to see possibilities that were perhaps previously difficult to perceive.
Learn to show up fully present and give your special needs child the FREEDOM to be who they are. Using a variety of modalities, Christine helps parents understand what our children actually need to step into their potential. By teaching you to drop into your heart, communicate non-verbally, and celebrate their inherent gifts instead of focusing on the areas where there’s room for “improvement”, Christine’s approach models new pathways for the radical acceptance of special needs children and their families.
PRACTITIONERS, THERAPISTS & EDUCATORS
Christine is uniting communities of practitioners (coaches, therapists and educators) around the radical vision that our special needs children are WHOLE and PERFECT exactly as they are. Christine is available to speak, facilitate workshops, or lead training series for professionals like you who work with differently-abled children and are ready to infuse your work with a more CONSCIOUS and HOLISTIC approach.
Christine has been featured on TVA, Global News, Rogers Television and Canal Vie, where she speaks of her transformational journey as a parent to a differently-abled child, and how she and her team at Evolve guide special children and their families to freedom and joy.
She has also spoken at events such as the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Educational Expo and has given talks to multiple parent communities whether in the school system or as part of support groups for parents of differently-abled children.
Kind Words from Clients
"From the first moment we met, it’s like Christine could read between the lines of our lives. She offered us a safe space to speak freely, to heal from our misadventures and learn from them. She changed our language, speaking of different abilities, rather than disabilities. She listened without judgment. She helped by taking us where we were on our journey and moving us forward, and she cares deeply. [...] The fact that Christine’s work not only influences the person she is working with, but also that person’s surrounding is huge."
"Christine is the only person (outside of our little family) who can connect with our son in a very deep and meaningful way, which is truly priceless to me, as his mother. Not only is she a great ABM NeuroMovement practitioner who helps my son so much, she is also a truly authentic and deep person. When I see her working with Demir, I feel so happy and touched that my son has someone else who cares about him, respects him, sees him in a very authentic way, and appreciates his whole being."
"Thanks so much for making this amazing session available to us. The speaker was great, it's not easy to present to a bunch of blank screens, but she expertly and passionately spoke about the topic. Although I was just listening, I was fully engaged, such an interesting way to think of things. The personal examples and stories helped explain things in a way that was relatable and memorable. Definitely something to consciously think about going forward. Thanks again!"
- Parent from a Parent Workshop
"Thank you so much for coming, Christine! Parents loved you and in between myself and Jennifer, we had a flood of emails afterwards asking to make this an annual event and have you over and over with us. Kids and parents felt an instant comfort and connection with you, and that speaks volumes."
- Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Educational Expo
"Christine is a miracle worker and an angel. Of all the many, many health practitioners that my son has seen throughout his life, none have generated such immediate, tangible and dramatic improvements".
- Parent to child with Autism, ADHD, OCD and Cerebral Palsy
“Something happened the other day when we were with you, or perhaps it was thanks to your words that I could reconnect with the essence of Amelia, she can definitely feel it. We have a much better atmosphere at home now, it is wonderful and I am really grateful for this.”
- Parent to child with Down Syndrome