If the health and welfare of our most vulnerable citizens was not at stake over these issues, I would actually find the petty and childish behavior of the “Advocates” funny. Who are these people and what is their agenda? I’d really like to know because they certainly to not advocate for the same people that I and other people in grass roots groups do.
Are they afraid of people questioning them and possibly finding out the mismanagement of our public funds that has cost us MILLIONS?
1. They are not “Advocates” for our most vulnerable citizens – in fact, they are quite the opposite. Hearing the cheers and congratulations for closures of our RHCS, a move which is devastating for many, by these people and their pawns, only solidifies the fact that they do not advocate for all.
2. They are not interested in any information that is brought up that indicates extreme mismanagement of our public funds by DSHS. If you look at the Washington State Auditors website and read the reports you will be astounded by the lack of oversight with our public money in the hands of DSHS.
3. If this mismanagement was even slightly corrected, there would be millions of dollars saved which could then be put towards real care of our citizens.
4. They are advocating for expensive social experiments to be done with the lives of our most vulnerable citizens – they want to forge ahead with their blinders on regarding true costs – both in dollars and in peoples’ lives.
5. Assessments and Quality Assurance surveys that have been mandated by law have not been completed or analyzed. Regardless of this fact, these programs are considered “successful” – by what standards?
6. One success story that was presented to the public is about an autistic man. He lived in an RHC for many years and finally was becoming stable. It was decided to transition this man to a “community” setting – this process took 2 years and many, many hours of intense 1:1 and sometimes 2:1 assistance and behavior support. He did move to a home and a new job (doing the same sorting type of job but rather than in a sheltered workshop he was now supported in a factory). Their story ended here -SUCCESS? – well what they didn’t tell us was that this man only lasted a few months in the job at the factory. Something happened – we don’t know what but he’s back to square one, more intsensive supports and searching for another job. I don’t call this success – I call this a social experiment with this man’s life.
He was fine and his behavior was controlled and he had a job – I can’t imagine what this experiment, which DDD, DSHS, The Arc and other agencies call a success cost our citizens.
This is social experimentation done to our most vulnerable citizens? Did this man have a choice?
They consistently remove posts from public social network sites of any posting that might question their platform.
I have too many of my deleted and censored posts to keep track of them. I will post links to some of the more recent ones that have been removed.