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Feature Issue on Consumer-Controlled Budgets and Persons with Disabilities
Published by the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD) and the Research and Training Center on Community Living, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota Volume 17 Number 1 Spring 2004
From the Editors
Nearly 150 years ago John Stuart Mill, in “On Liberty,” made the simple observation that “liberty consists of doing what one desires.” In a nation founded on the promise of securing “the blessing of liberty” for all, people with disabilities have found themselves often forced to exchange their personal freedoms for the services and support they need. Unwilling to accept that the need for support is incompatible with personal freedom, growing legions of individuals with disabilities, their families, advocates, public officials, and service providers have developed and promoted new ways of increasing the control that people with disabilities have over their own lives and futures. This issue of Impact focuses on various aspects of and experiences with supporting personal freedom through self-directed supports and individually managed budgets. It includes articles from policy, service, and individual/ family perspectives illustrating what is possible when self-determination guides service provision. While control over one’s own services and supports and the resources that finance them does not directly and unequivocally yield liberty, in these pages readers will find evidence of the enormous contributions that such approaches to human services can make to lives of greater independence and personal satisfaction.
What Lisa Wants (sidebar)
Managing Editor: Vicki Gaylord
Chas Moseley National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services
Charlie Lakin Research and Training Center on Community Living Institute on Community Integration University of Minnesota
Amy Hewitt Research and Training Center on Community Living Institute on Community Integration University of Minnesota
Impact is published quarterly by the Institute on Community Integration (UCE), and the Research and Training Center on Community Living, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota.
This issue was supported, in part, by Grant #90DD0579/01 from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, US Department of Health and Human Services; and Grant #H133B031116 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, US Department of Education.
The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Institute, College, University, or their funding sources.
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Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota (http://ici.umn.edu). Citation: Gaylord, V., Moseley, C., Lakin, C. & Hewitt, A. (Eds.). (2004). Impact: Feature Issue on Consumer-Controlled Budgets and Persons with Disabilities 17(1). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration. Available from http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/171.
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