Coming Together 2017: Main Presentation
Social Capital, Social Roles, and Employment for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism: A QUESTION OF VALUE(S)
By Keenan Wellar, Co-Leader & Director of Communications at LiveWorkPlay
In Ontario and elsewhere in the world, people with intellectual disabilities have been supported to move out of institutional settings and into their own communities. This means living in neighbourhoods, attending schools and community venues, and increasingly, entering the workforce.
But not everyone is yet present in all aspects of community life, and even those who have experienced positive change may not yet be fully included. What are the possibilities, and what are the tools and strategies that families, agencies, and other supporters can utilize to help people with intellectual disabilities take their rightful place as contributing and valued citizens?
(We apologize for the audio quality, we are currently working on a transcription)