human rights

Consumer-Directed Personal Care as a Human Right

Consumer-Directed Personal Care as a Human Right

To me, IHSS is the embodiment of the disability rights movement—the belief that people with disabilities aren’t patients, but rather the experts of their own care, that they deserve to have control over every aspect of their life despite the severity of their functional limitations. Interdependence and being part of a larger community is my definition of independent living. I may be ‘dependent’ on others for my survival, but I also contribute to society as a whole.