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A discussion paper on community living




In the 1980's British Columbia became one of the first provinces to close institutions housing people with developmental disabilities. Today there is a common vision shared by stakeholders in community living. As described by CLBC, it is a vision "of full citizenship in which people with developmental disabilities lead good lives, have rich relationships with friends and family, financial security, choices in how they live their lives, employment opportunities and are accepted and valued as citizens".


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