People as Pendulums: Institutions and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities by Tamie Hopp Summer 2014: Volume 21 Issue 2

People as Pendulums: Institutions and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities by Tamie Hopp (Summer 2014)
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Aggressive deinstitutionalization has caused more harm than good—people with mental illness now make up a good part of the population in this nation’s prisons and jails and on the streets. There is a lot at stake for past and present proponents of community integration—not least, the risk of losing future funding. But, as the author points out, where is our concern for the individual in this debate? While wholesale institutionalization was never the right answer, nor is the current lack of access to necessary supports.