The Community’s Role in Supporting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The worst thing you can do for someone with an intellectual or developmental disability is to not hold them to the same standards we hold ourselves and others. I was at a grocery store the other day and asked for a bag of ice. The gentleman working there appeared to have a developmental or intellectual disability. Though I asked for a 20 pound bag, he brought me a 5 pound bag. It is easy and maybe natural to wonder if this mistake was related to a disability. It is common however, for… Read More

The Dangers of Caring in Developmental Disabilities Services

The fine line between supporting versus caring in the developmental disabilities field.

ILC’s Positive Support Blog Series

An intro to Integrated Life Choices’ blog series on culture and positive support tips.