Stories of Care : Episode 6 :: Bliss, Communication and Giota’s Song

Stories of Care : Episode 6 :: Bliss, Communication and Giota’s Song

Bliss, Communication and Giota’s Song is the sixth episode of the podcast Stories of Care, a series that features the clients, caregivers, friends and family of the C.A.R.E. Centre. The C.A.R.E. Centre is a recreational centre for adults living with severe physical disabilities, many of whom are non-verbal and communicate through low- and high-tech communication systems.

This episode focuses on Giota, a woman with cerebral palsy who communicates with Bliss Symbolics, a communication system that associates eye position with numbers and words. Giota, CARE director Olivia Quesnel, caregiver Chanelle Mantha and former MacKay Centre teacher Karen Hulme speak about Bliss and their collective efforts to understand Giota and her rich emotional life.

Music for this episode was inspired Enter Sandman by Metallica, Giota’s favourite band, and words drawn from Giota’s lyrics from Giota’s Song and their numbers in Bliss Communication:
1231 Depressed
0413 Happy
0202 C(are)
2012 Strong
1205 Feel

With warm thanks to Giota, Chanelle, Olivia and all the C.A.R.E. Centre clients, caregivers, friends and family.

Produced by the C.A.R.E. Centre, Innovations en concert, and Bradyworks/Instruments of Happiness

With funding from Quebec’s Schools Host an Artist programme of Culture in Schools

Innovations en concert gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, and the SOCAN Foundation.

Facilitated by Artist in Residence Louise Campbell

Conception & montage by Louise Campbell
Giota’s Song, lyrics by Giota & music by Chanelle Mantha
Music for electric guitar composed by Louise Campbell and Tim Brady, performed by TIm Brady.

The C.A.R.E Centre is a non-profit and charity that relies on the help, support and aid of the larger community to provide rewarding programming for adults with severe physical disabilities. To give to the C.A.R.E. Centre, click here: www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/4340

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