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Why are we Reinstitutionalizing People during the Day?

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Wilson cites examples that lead to the conclusion that no matter how challenging the disability, there is growth when people are moved to the community in small groups and have new and varied experiences. She goes on to question why these same people are so often compelled to attend large, segregated centres during the day where they may do little or nothing. Recognising that competitive or supported employment is not the answer for everyone, Wilson gives examples of the way flexible organisations have developed individualised, integrated activities during weekdays that may include paid work. She argues that flexible day services can be cost effective and urges service providers to 'try another way'. Keywords: Day activities, Employment

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Wilson, Leslie L
TASH Newsletter, Vol. 23 No. 6/7
Publication Date
1 June 1997
Day Activities, Employment
United States

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