Due to the censorship, shunning and monopoly practices of the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council and some of The Arc chapters in our state, I will repost from their blog some postings that need comments so that people can be informed with more facts – not just the twisted snippets that DSHS, DDD, the DDC and The Arc chapters want people to know about.
In reading through the information, it is always good to pay attention to who is saying what – I hear the above mentioned groups saying things such people need choice – yet they are advocating to take away choice. The hypocritical nature of their call to action really needs to be challenged.
I believe, and please correct me if I’m wrong, that the groups who support a continuum of care have not advocated taking away services from anyone. These grassroots groups see that the services should be based on the needs of the client, should be cost-effective, should be safe and healthy choices for the resident and that the family and/or guardian are paramount in helping the resident decide what is the best option for that person.
I understand that many of the people who work for these agencies need to keep the party line and can not violate it – they may loose their job if they question it. I do wonder though, how many secretly have questioned the issues and have come to different conclusion privately. We may never know until the walls are broken down.