Choice and Control

by Michael Smull

April 2017

We seek to have a system where people who use long term services and supports have lives of their own choosing within their own communities. We want a system where support is offered to develop and maintain the web of relationships that defines “community.” For adults, we want employment to be the norm and not the exception1. At the core, we want everyone who is receiving home and community-based services (HCBS) to have informed choice about:

  • Where they live
  • Who they live with
  • What they do with their time (including who to spend it with and employment)
  • What they do with their resources
  • Who/what entity provides the services to support the choices that are made

It seems simple. Read on . . .  Choice and Control