Since the mid-1980s, Katahdin Friends, Inc (KFI) in Maine, USA, has transformed its supports for people with developmental disability from those that promote segregation to those that promote community inclusion and membership. This has happened at all life stages from preschool to adulthood. In addition KFI has developed a range of accommodation options. This article highlights the strategies and lessons learned from the agency's successful conversion, with a key strategy being continual decision-making based on values and vision. Keyword: Inclusion, Professionals
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Acting on a Vision: Agency Conversion at Katahdin Friends, Inc.
1 January 1970