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I am very curious about using this motto “nothing about us without us” in reference to advocating for consolidation and closure of ICFs/DD. In a recent (2010) assessment done by DSHS in Washington State, it found that about 97-98% of those who call the ICF/DD home, wanted to stay there and had no desire to move.
Given that, how can disability advocates then claim they are following the choice, wishes and desires of the residents – the ones who would be affected by consolidation and closure?
It seems incongruous to me.
Please see Residents Choice