A short overview of the Advocates Against Abuse program.
Thomas admits that he ignored everything that was taught in his BSW program. He shares a humorous story how this lack of knowledge prompted him to support people in more personalized, innovative, and subversive ways.
Anne Donnellan, after doing decades of intensive research with people labelled autistic, puts forward the claim that autism is a movement difference rather than a cognitive deficency. This perception has huge implications and exciting alternatives for behavioral support.
Peter recounts his experience of institutionalization, his resistance, his resilience, and finally his move back into the community into a home of his own.
John discusses his deep concern that, despite de-institutionalization, the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities are becoming increasingly restrained . He urges viewers to look for ways to foster and protect the opportunities for authentic relationships in the community.