The Meaning of Self Determined Lives in a Publicly Funded System

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All people – including those with disabilities -- share common human aspirations for freedom, dignity and equality. However, various disability populations have unique histories, utilize diverse language to define their collective goals and are often categorized by funding streams and professional definitions of disability that separate and divide. The publicly funding long-term support system of the future must be informed and guided by the lived experiences of people with disabilities themselves.