Seeking Transformation [PDF]

John O’Brien & Cris Liuzzo

2020 – June

Organizations serving people with developmental disabilities are immersed in a challenging environment. There are challenges in attitudes; partnerships; employment, individualized support for community life; changes in law and public funding. Changing expectations decrease demand for group living arrangements and day programs. Insufficient responses to demographic realities; a chronic crisis for adequate public investment and a sufficient workforce. The idea of transformation identifies the work of adaptation to these changes and shapes requests for consultation.