SafeinHome’s system which integrates multiple technologies with human connection providing privacy, safety and support may be part of the latest efforts towards continuing deinstitutionalization. This might seem like a bold statement, so let’s look at ongoing efforts of full inclusion and participation.
When we have the support to make our own decisions without asking for permission while living in a safe environment, we have the opportunity to experience freedom and autonomy. When decisions are made for us, such as where and how we live, work, worship, and relax – when we don’t have control over a certain part of our life – that is a form of institutionalization.
SafeinHome celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities and embraces the The United Nations position that “inclusion is an essential condition to upholding human rights..” The United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy promotes the idea that people with disabilities need to be included in decisions affecting every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
“…the United Nations system reaffirms that the full and complete realization of the human rights of all persons with disabilities is an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.”
SafeinHome’s system provides the space and support for people to practice making their own decisions. For many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, this is just the support needed to take the next step towards increased independence and autonomy.