We Choose Independence!

Project PAS-Port for Change worked collaboratively with DRW, with a grant from Aging and Disability Services, DSHS, to produce We Choose Independence!  Here is an excerpt . . .

Personal Assistance Services (PAS) enable people with disabilities to live independently in their own homes, take part in their community, and live the American Dream.  PAS gives people with disabilities and older adults an alternative to living in a nursing home or other institutional setting - a choice to live a life of dignity and independence.

PAS programs, however, are experiencing serious problems.  Many of these problems have existed for decades and are not easy to fix.  Advocates - such as those you meet in this document - are committed to improving the system by working with the State Legislature, DSHS, and others to make the changes necessary to keep PAS programs growing and improving.

People with disabilities choose to live the American Dream.  They choose independence.

We Choose Independence! is available here in PDF format, and in alternative formats upon request.

This information is current as of: 
01/2010
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