Individualised funding enables people with disability and their families to have control over the purchase of their own supports, thus gaining autonomy. This article reports on the erosion of individualised funding in Alberta, Canada which had been considered a world leader in this area. The erosion is attributed to the growth of a bureaucracy around the service, and a lack of awareness by families of the full role they could play. The author promotes individualised funding as essential for empowerment, and suggests that the programs success and future depends on active government support for inclusion.
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The Erosion of Individualised Funding in Alberta
Alberta Association of Community Living (AACL) Connections, vol. 6, issue 1, p1-7
20 May 2005
Advocacy, Community Development, Inclusion, Individualisation, Self Determination