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Jill Escher: “The Impossible Odds of Creating Autism Housing Are Getting More Impossible”

In Jill Escher’s recent piece, she maintains that “We should be collectively ashamed at our abject failure to create viable housing options for DD adults in our communities.” She also responds to Paul Solotaroff’s Rolling Stone article, “Luke’s Best Chance.”

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New #ChoiceFirst Video from Patrick at Noah’s Homes

The CCC #ChoiceFirst campaign is still moving forward! See the latest submission to the campaign from Patrick at Noah’s Homes in San Diego, California. Meet Patrick from Noah Homes on Vimeo.

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#ChoiceFirst Video: “My Uncle Will”

Please watch this lovely video about Uncle Will, one among many others with I/DD who deserve to live in homes and communities of their #ChoiceFirst.   #ChoiceFirst Campaign: My Uncle Will from Families Speaking Up! on Vimeo.

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Robert Edelsohn’s #ChoiceFirst Video

Robert has a place to live, a job that pays, fun hobbies, and a great life of his choice! #ChoiceFirst Robert Wants #ChoiceFirst from Families Speaking Up! on Vimeo.

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Videos: The Swanson Family Supports #ChoiceFirst

As part of the Coalition for Community Choice #ChoiceFirst campaign, special educator and sibling, Katharine Swanson, explains why she supports the full array of housing options for individuals with autism and other I/DD. Katharine Supports #ChoiceFirst from Families Speaking Up! on Vimeo. Katharine and her brother, Andrew, want #ChoiceFirst! Support #CHOICEFIRST from Families Speaking Up! on …

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Video: Casa de Amma Wants #ChoiceFirst

Be sure to watch this fantastic video of individuals with I/DD who live full, happy lives at Casa de Amma. It was created as part of the ‪#‎ChoiceFirst‬ Campaign.

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#ChoiceFirst Stories By FSU Members

“Andrew’s Reality” By Pat and John Swanson We are Pat and John Swanson and the proud parents of 27-year-old identical twin boys. Andrew is an individual with autism. His brother, Ben, is neurotypical. When Andrew was diagnosed at age 2, we embarked on a pathway of extensive therapies to help him meet the same developmental milestones …

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