Lamoureux Support Services
MY RIGHTS ARE:
The right to acceptance as a unique and valuable person.
- That people take notice of the great ways I’m different than they are
- That I can spend time with people my own age if I want to
The right to be treated with dignity and respect.
- People use manners when they are talking to me
- People tell me the truth even if I won’t like it
- People talk to me like I am an adult
The right to self-determination
- I can say “NO” if I want to
- I can make decisions about all things in my life
The right to experience the dignity of risk.
- Trying things I’ve never tried before
- Looking into different things I am interested in
The right to happiness and personal fulfillment.
- To feel useful and like what I do means something
- To be helpful to other people if I want to
- That people tell me if I’ve done something good or done a good job
- To be the type of person I want to be not what someone else wants me to be
The right to protection from exploitation, manipulation and abuse.
- Having shelter (a home)
- Training in how to protect myself and be safe
- Not being put on display for other people to look at
- Being allowed to do the same things as everyone else
- For people to tell me that what I do makes a difference
The right to privacy.
- People knock before they come into my room or space and ask to do so.
- People don’t talk about me to others
- If I need help with personal care the door is closed so my roommates can’t see
The right to education and habilitation.
- To learn new things if I want to as much as I want to
- To get training on new things if I want to learn them
The freedom to develop and express individualities and potentials.
- Finding out about new things I’m interested in
- To have people tell me how my differences are important
The freedom to participate in and contribute to any aspect of society.
- To decide what parts of my community I want to take part in if any
- To decide how much I want to take part
The freedom to seek and receive help and guidance.
- To be able to get help just like anyone else if I need it
- To have the same amount of choices as everyone else
The freedom to establish significant and lasting relationships.
- To spend time with whoever I want
- To feel good about sharing my life and caring about other people
- To have more people in my life if I feel happy about how my relationships are going
- To be accepted for who I am
The freedom to assume responsibilities.
- That people expect things from me that I can do
- That I can explain the choices I make and why I made them
- That I feel like a stronger person when I make my own choices
The right to make a complaint or disagree.
- To tell someone if I don’t agree with them
- To be heard by people who support me if I have a problem
- To choose not to do something if I don’t agree with it or like it