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either/or debate, and lack of services [Oct. 26th, 2006|05:52 pm]
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Why is it that people without disabilities think that people w/ them are either unable to do/understand anything, or independent enough to be left alone?

Why do a lot of services for disabled people seem to stop when one reaches the age of 18y.o? Very often there is absolutely nothing to replace them, & the only option suggested seems to be some kind of support group or a nursing home, which not everyone wants to go to.
So what are people over 18y.o. expected to do all day? If anything I'd think adults need such services more, b/c there are tons of things for children. It's as if people think we aren't ever going to reach adulthood.

I am interested to hear any & all your thoughts on these topics.

Oh & I maintain Rockin' Gimp http://community.livejournal.com/rockin_gimp/profile
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