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Every Autism family has had crisis moments, so we have to be realistic. There are families and individuals that can't self-advocate for themselves. The case in Connecticut is also about how “traditional” group homes, operated by “voluntary” agencies can choose whom they serve. As a fan of Self-Direction, I do realize that it is not for everyone. This case in Connecticut could be the start of a trend (bad) in the post-21 era. Let's figure it out:

With the exception of about two weeks, the 21-year-old man, who also has an intellectual disability, has languished at the hospital since July, and the doctors and nurses are at their wit’s end, according to the advocacy group Disability Rights Ct of Hartford. The young man’s parents had abandoned him at the hospital.
— Hartford Courant