Aroha in Practice

A Guelph man supported by GSA was the first person in Ontario around whom an Aroha was formed. The man (let us call him Adam) was a pioneer in creating a home of his own as a basis for a good whole life. He was fortunate that his parents were willing and able to pay for his home, and also that he had individualized funding with recognized powers to direct how the funds should be used. He also had good friends who cared about him and met with him from time to time in ones or twos or as a full support circle.

Excerpts from introduction to chapter in CREATING A HOME AND GOOD LIFE OF MY OWNStrategies and formal agreements developed by Guelph Services for the Autistic in its role as housing trust (2008). 
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