We advocate for a continuum of care for our family and community members who have intellectual disabilities.
We realize that everyone is different and may have a variety of support needs in order to maintain their health and safety. Community means relationships and we realize that there are also a variety of community settings which people call home. We are not advocating for one setting over another but for the setting which the person chooses and one which promotes their health and safety.
We want people to understand that there are many models – inclusion is one model. It is a good model but it may not be the best for everyone. We, as family members and community members, must look at what works for each individual and allow choices to be made.
We are looking to support not only people with DD but also their families who often suffer from the incredible stress of caring for their family members while navigating and fighting the system in order to get appropriate care for their loved one.
We nurture human potential
We develop innovative and effective solutions
We partner with families and communities
We look to a holistic care approach
We build on an individual’s strengths
This site is maintained by volunteer effort. Resources on this site have been researched and cited by author and/or collected from families and individuals. We reserve the right to exclude or include any resource or information.
All documents cited are from public record unless otherwise noted.
Because We Care – Beyond Inclusion is my personal volunteer project. If you would like to donate I ask that you donate to one of the following three organizations: