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Still Segregation??

I recently read a news report that the ARC Jacksonville (Florida) plans to break ground this month on a new community development that will provide housing for 120 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The ARC Village will consist of villas containing... Continue Reading 

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Supported Decision Making

First introduced as a part of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Supported Decision Making (SDM) is a process in which adults who need assistance with decision-making, including some persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities, receive the... Continue Reading 

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The Future or the Non-Future of Sheltered Workshops

For many years across most of the nation, sheltered workshops have been a traditional part of our services system for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Even today, many more people work in sheltered workshops than in supported or competitive employment. Nationally,... Continue Reading 

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