Photograph of John Tschida, who is Acting Executive Director of AUCD and one of the authors of this article.

The Future of Self-Determination: Four Visions

“Significant barriers still exist that prevent people with IDD and other disabilities from exercising their right to self-determination,” said John Tschida.

Photograph of postcard promoting Impact, 32(1).

Impact: Designing Lives of Their Own

The new issue of ICI’s Impact magazine explores how people with disabilities are experiencing self-determination today, including how they are using Supported Decision-Making and other strategies to replace court-appointed guardianship, improve their education, and design lives that better reflect their values.

"Elma," a brightly-colored oil painting by Morgan Brooke showing a pensive human face.

When Caring Too Much Can Hurt

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) support people with disabilities, but direct support is emotionally-demanding work and DSPs can suffer from compassion fatigue.