We have lost track of that basic part of the American dream, that people want a place of their own. When the federal government went away from that project, everybody dropped the ball. There are a lot of industries in local communities that support affordable housing, and we can mobilize all sorts of people.
Jean Bowen, Western Connecticut Association on Human Rights
Self advocates started talking about individual program planning. Typically in the past, some professional would sit down and say "you want to do this, right?" And everybody signs on the line, and we all think we are happy.
Carol Risley, CA Office of Human Rights and Advocacy Services
The Self Advocacy Movement