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One Person at a Time. How one agency changed from group to individualised services for people with disabilities.
Through the story of how Onondaga Community Living transformed itself from a group based model of service, this book offers insights, learning’s and perspectives on providing truly individualised and inclusive support to people with significant disabilities
People with significant developmental disabilities don’t have to live in institutions, large congregate facilities, or group homes. They can live in homes of their own choosing, with the people and supports they want and need. One Person at a Time chronicles how one agency left behind group home models to pioneer individualized housing and support, called supported living. It is the story of one agency’s quest to serve people based on what each person really wants and needs, rather than fitting people into pre-existing models.
As a provider of residential services, Onondaga Community Living operated several group homes. These homes included many people with complex support needs. As staff and board members became better acquainted with the people being served, they began to wrestle with the question of what was best for the people in these residences and for the others who were being referred. With these discussions came a realization that change was needed. Thus began a journey that led to the closing of group homes and the development of new supported living service… One Person at a Time.
by Patricia FratAngelo, Marjorie Olney and Sue Lehr (2001)