We Have Choices
An award-winning documentary profiling individuals with developmental disabilities across New York state who have used individualized supports in taking greater control of their lives. Traditionally, funding for people with disabilities has gone directly to agencies that provide support services. Now, individuals have the opportunity to control their budgets and choose the services they want and need. In New York state, supports are available to help people make the move from living in large group homes to living in their own homes with one or two housemates. We Have Choices includes profiles of eight people who have made the move to their own homes, as well as discussions with service providers and Direct Support staff. Produced by the Institute's RTC Media in collaboration with the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS). Length: 29 minutes. CC. Can be viewed online at http://rtc.umn.edu/rtcmedia/wehavechoices/. Information about ordering the DVD, which is being distributed by SANYS, is available on the Web site or by calling them at (518) 382-1454.