The Value of Alternatives to Isolating Programs
With the focus on community life, there is no longer a need for specialized programs that exclude people from an ordinary or extraordinary life. Using paid supports does not mean a person with a disability has to participate in specialized programs or groups of people with similar disabilities, with little to no access to ordinary activities.
Alternatives to isolating programming refers to supporting a person in natural settings, with families and friends, by providing flexible supports that work well for them. People with disabilities should live in comfortable homes in safe neighborhoods. They should have the choice to work a regular job or to engage in other typical activities that they and the community value.