The Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports

Category: Blog

Ending Institutionalization of People With Disabilities in Pennsylvania

We support the closure of the White Haven and Polk centers, which deny basic freedoms to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Our member Robert Zotynia and board member Marian Frattarola-Saulino testified at a recent community hearing in White Haven.

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Self-Direction Spotlight: Paddleboarding, Pizza, and Community

Jess wearing a shirt with a rainbow heart sticker on it surrounded by 3 friends at an outdoor LGBT festival

Jess uses self-direction to determine his own goals, and find supports that match his priorities. This allows him to be active in his local community and explore his own interests.

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We’re presenting at the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference!

Attend the Alliance’s session on self-direction and self-determination at the 2019 HCBS Conference on Thursday, August 29 at 11:30am

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My Self-Direction Journey: An Interview with Robert Zotynia

Photo of Robert Zotynia smiling in his wheelchair wearing a Nirvana t-shirt next to his sister who has her arm around him

Robert Zotynia is a member of the Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports who has found that self-direction has helped him live a more fulfilling life.

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Grounding Ourselves in Disability Justice for Queer Liberation

hundreds of LGBTQ people march in NYC behind banner Queer Liberation March and holding signs like We March Against Transphobia

Disability Justice is an intersectional imperative for our liberation.

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