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Guardianship being replaced with Supported Decisions Making

As youth transition into adulthood many need additional supports to navigate their newly acquired rights and responsibilities.  For young adults who have disabilities guardianship is often the default response for meeting this need. The Children’s Freedom...

NPR Remembers Bylon Alexander

Joseph Shapiro from NPR reported on a story about Bylon Alexander, 24, and her untimely death.  The story ran on NPR’s All Things Considered.  The CFI is appreciative Mr. Shapiro wanted to run a story and that NPR recognized the importance of updating...

Obituary on NPR for Bylon Alexcander

Bylon Alexander died this past weekend. We recently provided an update to our Home Or Nursing Home series, an NPR News Investigation about how a new civil right was created to give people a right to get their long-term care at home, instead of in state...

CFI Letter to Commissioner Lewis

A letter written to the Commissioner of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Department of Health and Human Services, which is seeking public input on "Envisioning the Future." February 23, 2011 Commissioner Sharon Lewis Administration on Developmental...