What Survey’s Told Us?
Often feel out of control – service is unpredictable; has low dependability
There is little information
Service often does not exist when needed – or – must prioritize available service for critical needs thus eliminating potential for health based activities, entertainment, social activities, church, etc.
WANT a sense of freedom, control, and independence: NORMAL
Willing to pay more for this sense of independence
Want options, choice – and to understand choices/options
Little collaboration and/or coordination
There is more of a challenge in urban areas than in rural areas (more connection to a support system/network)Work of the project looking for–what can we imagine that bring:
Confidence, Communication, Coordination, Capacity, Choice.
Build the highest potential for a person with disability having an operating arena that would seem NORMAL to any of us.