Getting people with disabilities help and into the community makes sense for a number of reasons:
1st – It is the right thing to do.
2nd – It helps them to become more complete as a person.
3rd – They socialize more and integrate into the community much better if they live out in the community rather than in a group or institutional setting. Or even at home with little or no services.
Most importantly if they are in the community they can work and contribute. Everyone, even people with disabilities want to do their part. They want to become consumers, tax payers and productive citizens.
I am an individual with a disability that receives help and support through the Medicaid Waiver. With this help, I am able to live a normal life. I live on my own, I own my own business. I get into the community and am part of society like I should be. See the attached article that talks about my life and how I live it. This shows that people with disabilities can do and can live a normal life with some help. I would not be where I am if I have not had the help from the Medicaid Waiver.
Keep squeaking your wheels and we will succeed.