We need to fight like we have never fought. A person with a disability can be forced into many types of institutional settings. Such as RHC’s, nursing homes, mental facilities and even private institutions. When one person’s rights are infringed all peoples rights our infringed. People living with developmental or intellectual disabilities rights have been ignored for hundreds if not thousands of years. Over 50 million persons living with disabilities in the United states
We are the largest minority group in U S history and should have a significant say in our lives, but don’t. We are abused, mistreated and marginalized the second someone hears disability. We need to stop the warehousing of people in any setting. SHUT THEM DOWN is a coalition of self-advocates from all over and we are beginning to fight together to stop the segregation and labeling. Building a new mind set of competence, and our unique abilities.
The only way we can do this if we all do it together no matter your disability, they could be coming for you next. Stand together and close institution that promote isolation, neglect that have kept us a second-class citizens for far too long