Wednesday, December 30, 2009

More On How The Current System Emphasizes The Disability

I came across this article in the paper on Sunday. It is a good example of how the Medicaid system is set up to emphasize the disability, rather than to focus on developing and supporting a person’s strengths and abilities (a flaw in the system I discuss here). While the disability in this case is not a developmental disability, the decision making process for funding services appears to be (sadly) the same.

1 comment:

  1. Great article, thanks for bringing it to our attention. The comments that follow the D.P. article highlight the struggle that our state & the nation face... what ever happened to the ideas of civil society and a social contract?