The Coalition’s work is based on:
Experience and evidence of the benefits of family life for children
The practical possibilities of family life demonstrated for children with all kinds of disabilities in Pennsylvania and elsewhere
Pennsylvania’s long history of leadership in community supports for individuals with disabilities
The effectiveness of working together proactively for change
Families take many forms and follow many pathways away from facility life to family life.
The direction of our work is outlined in a series of workbooks which describe what is possible to support family life as a preferred alternative to congregate facility care for children with disabilities.