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INCLUDE
• to make/welcome someone as a part of
a group, community, or society
EXCLUDE
• to prevent or restrict someone fro...
WHY
a charitable
organization
for people with
intellectual
disabilities???
So why should people with
intellectual disabilities…
All live together?
All work together?
All play together?
(Adapted fro...
If you have an intellectual disability,
it’s not such a good thing to be "SPECIAL"
SPECIAL PEOPLE
Stigmatized. Pitiable.
S...
VISION: A COMMUNITY WHERE EVERYONE BELONGS.
MISSION: HELPING OUR COMMUNITY WELCOME PEOPLE WITH
INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES T...
EXCLUSION INCLUSION
What’s Our
Investment?
Thank you for choosing Acme Support Services,
where we proudly facilitate inclusion and individual
independence through pe...
INCLUDE
• to make/welcome someone (as a) part of
a group, community, or society
EXCLUDE
• to prevent or restrict someone f...
APSE Talks: Why do we seek inclusion through exclusion? Keenan Wellar from LiveWorkPlay at the APSE National Conference 2014
APSE Talks: Why do we seek inclusion through exclusion? Keenan Wellar from LiveWorkPlay at the APSE National Conference 2014
APSE Talks: Why do we seek inclusion through exclusion? Keenan Wellar from LiveWorkPlay at the APSE National Conference 2014
APSE Talks: Why do we seek inclusion through exclusion? Keenan Wellar from LiveWorkPlay at the APSE National Conference 2014
APSE Talks: Why do we seek inclusion through exclusion? Keenan Wellar from LiveWorkPlay at the APSE National Conference 2014
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APSE Talks: Why do we seek inclusion through exclusion? Keenan Wellar from LiveWorkPlay at the APSE National Conference 2014

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At a time when most every government and agency involved in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities agrees that their goal is to support social inclusion and a full life in the community, why in practice does the sector continue to invest so heavily in systemic and programmatic infrastructure and practices?

Although most jurisdictions have adopted at the very least the language of "person-centred planning" are individuals and families really being provided a valid opportunity to pursue a supported choice of community-based living, employment, and socio-recreational outcomes?

This session will explore the disconnect between modern sector language of inclusion and community wand the contradictory ongoing investment in medical models of service and outputs. It is intended to provoke cognitive dissonance with respect to fundamental realities of how we invest in the sector and the non-inclusive results we are producing, in light of our stated purpose and values to the contrary.

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APSE Talks: Why do we seek inclusion through exclusion? Keenan Wellar from LiveWorkPlay at the APSE National Conference 2014

  1. 1. INCLUDE • to make/welcome someone as a part of a group, community, or society EXCLUDE • to prevent or restrict someone from participation or consideration as a part of a group, community, or society
  2. 2. WHY a charitable organization for people with intellectual disabilities???
  3. 3. So why should people with intellectual disabilities… All live together? All work together? All play together? (Adapted from hope-house.org)
  4. 4. If you have an intellectual disability, it’s not such a good thing to be "SPECIAL" SPECIAL PEOPLE Stigmatized. Pitiable. SPECIAL PROGRAMS Limited. Dream-Crushing. SPECIAL PLACES Isolated. Segregated.
  5. 5. VISION: A COMMUNITY WHERE EVERYONE BELONGS. MISSION: HELPING OUR COMMUNITY WELCOME PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES TO LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY AS VALUED CITIZENS. CORE VALUE: PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES ARE VALUABLE CONTRIBUTORS TO THE DIVERSITY OF OUR COMMUNITY AND TO THE HUMAN FAMILY.
  6. 6. EXCLUSION INCLUSION What’s Our Investment?
  7. 7. Thank you for choosing Acme Support Services, where we proudly facilitate inclusion and individual independence through person-centered planning! Getting It Wrong Starts With The Core Dishonesty Called “Planning” Now, let me start by reviewing the list of fixed choices available to you!
  8. 8. INCLUDE • to make/welcome someone (as a) part of a group, community, or society EXCLUDE • to prevent or restrict someone from participation or consideration as a part of a group, community, or society

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