Friday, January 14, 2005
Self-Direction, Finale (for now)
Well, I'm getting bored of this topic. Sure hope no-one's reading it. The final point I wanted to make on self-direction is that pilot projects notwithstanding, much of the benefit will follow a learning curve. As a result, participants and stakeholders should not be discouraged if the new system is underwhelming. It's one thing to give a person control over their choices, which will be the first step, but another to have new choices. As new people learn to be of service, agencies learn to be more of service and efficiencies are discovered, the promise of self-determination will be fulfilled.