By Monica E. Oss I recently wrote about the challenges—and successes—in helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) move from institutions into the community (see Moving Consumers With I/DD To The Community, Where Are We?). Among the many reader comments, I was struck by the observations of Peggy Terhune, Chief Executive Officer, Monarch. She said, “The whole concept of supported living is great. But in actual implementation, it’s not as simple as it sounds. And most often, people don’t really have a choice of where to live or how to live given many personal and regulatory challenges.” Her comments raised some interesting issues for me—and…
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