We hear so much about people with developmental disabilities. Many advocates take family members to Olympia to meet our legislators. There are many of us who have family members who are not able to go to Olympia to advocate for themselves. I have been asked, if Fircrest is so great, why don’t we see residents down in Olympia? This question was asked of me by one of the executive directors of a chapter of The Arc in our state. Obviously she is unaware of the issues which most of our family members whose home is in an ICF/DD face everyday in their lives.
For an example, I am publishing this audio of my son. What you will hear was very typical for every day in our house and would go on for hours and days. Maybe after listening to this, that particular Arc executive will understand why ICF/DD residents are not able to advocate for themselves.
This is my reality. Sound quality not the best (sorry) and audio starts at 1 minute