Choice and Equity in Housing for Those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)
Keywords:experience, system discrimination, disability, healthcare, equity
This is a personal story that describes my experience as a mother fighting a deeply flawed and dangerous State initiative that was aimed at those with profound disabilities, medical fragility, and severe behaviors. Our grassroots movement sought to protect their right to live in the residential setting most appropriate for their level of disability while demanding equity and fairness in a system that is failing far too many.
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