Originally Posted by 'trane
positive news helps, but the reality is that we are a long way off from truly inclusive communities and its going to take a hell of a lot more than a couple of celebs to change that. there is a lot of work being done on the ground by families, self-advocates and social service front line people, but it's really about people changing the way we think about the communities we live, work and play in.
what scares me is the rate of termination today that threatens the social services that support these people, who might be a rarity. imagine if the population rate for people with down syndrome in the near future was very low and we started to look at them more negatively because they were so scarce and we start taking steps back to the era of institutions and return to hiding them away instead of including them into the community.