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Is Community Inclusion Right for All?

Who decides where adults with IDD live?

A core issue is who makes the decision to live independently or live in a group setting. We believe that each person, with the input of family members and professionals, should be able to determine where they feel most comfortable and have the best resources for the individual.

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Inclusion for Adults with Disabilities is Vital

  We are far away from the times when adults with disabilities were warehoused in places like Staten Island’s Willowbrook School. Additionally, we’ve made progress in our country with the creation of agencies such as Opengate which offer real homes

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The Importance of Community Opportunities for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

  Opengate affords individuals a variety of opportunities to engage in activities within their communities. Through our Day Habilitation program and regular outings Opengate encourages individuals to be fully integrated into their communities. Assisting individuals within their home community helps

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