Informative Videos

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This is NOT My Choice!

Sometimes people mean well when they make choices for others. But what works well for one person doesn’t always work for everyone. Before we decide what is best for individuals with disabilities and take away their choices, we need to listen to them.

CLICK THE PHOTO TO WATCH THIS POWERFUL VIDEO!

I Will Not be Collateral Damage!

“Everything that takes away my voice could destroy my life.”

A-Team is giving people with disabilities a voice. They are educating lawmakers and the public that our friends and families deserve the freedom to choose how they live and work.

CLICK THE PHOTO TO LISTEN TO THEIR VOICES!

Why You Should Join the A-Team

Meet some of the first A-Team families. Their voices have made a HUGE difference and yours will too! Remember – a supported, center-based work program IS ALSO A VITAL PART OF THE COMMUNITY!

CLICK THE PHOTO TO WATCH THIS 5-MINUTE PRESENTATION!

A Voice For Severe Autism

People with disabilities are not one and the same. There are many types of disabilities and many levels of severity.  People with severe disabilities deserve to have a quality of life, including the choice to live and work in developmentally appropriate settings. This video illustrates what severe autism can look like and why we need to advocate for A FULLY ARRAY of disability services and supports. 

Articles, Podcasts, and Other Resources

  

  

One Size Does NOT Fit All, 2021

People with disabilities deserve the right to choose from a full array of residential options, including congregate Assisted Living  housing, just like everyone else.

– New York Times (David Axelrod)

  

 

Autism in California, 2020

Alarming statistics and information about the increasing number of people with severe autism, requiring a hard look at how we will care for them in the future.

– Autism Society San Francisco Bay

A-Team USA You Tube Videos   

Keep informed with monthly updates and other videos produced by A-Team USA.

A-Team You-Tube Link

Congregate Residential Options

This is an outstanding service model showing why we need to expand choices so people with severe disabilities can enjoy a better quality of life. 

– Annondale Village, Suwannee, GA

MNFAC Position Paper 

An in-depth look at the 14(c) provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act and its impact. 

– Susan Hankner & MNFAC

Should I Hire Someone With a Disability?     

 An interview with Opportunity Partners, a disability service agency in Minnetonka, MN, that supports a full array of disability service options.   (Podcast)

– Bill Schultz, businessradiox.com S