Thomas was chosen by the student body at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline to be part of the Homecoming Royal Court this year. He is certainly far from being isolated and restricted –
he has flourished from being allowed to grow and learn in the environment which is the least restrictive for him.
When RHC residents move to a community setting, many will need an increase in direct support staff due to the more restrictive environment for them, which will also increase the cost of care.
Moving my son and many others with similar needs from the RHC to a community setting is far from “doing the right thing” and will actually bring restrictions and harm. “Doing the right thing” means adhering to the US DD Act and the US Supreme Court Decision Olmstead –
not evicting people from their homes because you don’t like where they live.
Please continue to allow our loved ones to thrive
in the environment which is the least restrictive