(Cross-posted from The COFAR Blog) When is the federal government -- particularly the Department of Justice -- going to recognize or admit that deinstitutionalization of the developmentally disabled hasn't worked as planned? The DOJ … [Read more...]
Federal agencies ignore realities of care of the developmentally disabled
(Cross-posted from The COFAR Blog) Some agencies within the Obama administration have an ideological bias against congregate care for the developmentally disabled that has apparently blinded them to the damage done to countless lives in … [Read more...]
Update to our update on the National Council on Disability’s anti-institutional bias — and — Senator Warren’s response
I wanted to thank Roger Lau, state director in Massachusetts for Senator Warren, who just called me and graciously apologized for the fact that no one had contacted us earlier in response to our letter and calls to the senator's Washington … [Read more...]
What do the academic studies say about community-based care?
A review of the literature By David Kassel (Cross-posted from The COFAR Blog) Introduction In the past two decades, there has been a major shift around the country in care for the intellectually disabled, as tens of thousands of … [Read more...]