Journal of Ordinary Thought blogs about de institutionalization and Olmstead issues

Back in November, as part of a series of stories chronicling issues that face people with disabilities on the West and South sides of Chicago, Daschelle Phillips embedded herself within Access Living’s Long-Term Care program for a few days.

Daschelle met some people with disabilities who are part of Access Living’s Stepping Stones program, a support group for people with disabilities who are in the process of moving out of nursing homes, or who have moved out of a nursing home, spoke with staff about the issue of finding support services in one’s own apartment instead of a nursing home, and participated in a move day -- when a consumer moves from an institution into her or his own place.

Daschelle blogged about the move day and about community reintegration issues for the Journal of Ordinary Thought Blog. Find the blog entry under “related links”

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