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Individual Oral History Videos

These oral histories of adults with lived experiences help to show why Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) are so vitally important in the lives of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.


There are many benefits of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) including:

  • TRANSPARENCY - People are less isolated and safer when services are received in their home community.

  • INCLUSIVE & EQUITABLE - People are equally valued; they are included within their community and treated fairly.

  • EQUALITY & SELF-DETERMINATION - People have personal freedom and choice. They are assured the right to advocacy, self-advocacy, and due process.

  • CONNECTIONS - People have increased access to community resources and opportunities.

  • EFFICIENT USE OF RESOURCES - HCBS is cost effective and generally less expensive than and Intermediate Care Facility (ICF), Residential Care Facility (RCF), and other congregated residential services.

Please support people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities through the least restrictive alternatives - at home, at work, and in the community by encouraging the continued funding and support for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Leaving Marshall


My Freedom is Good


The Chariton Valley Association Story


My Brother Bernie

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