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Consolation Prizes

Date added: Monday, November 7, 2011

The AEBC stands firmly behind this article and endorses its sentiments fully.

By Victor Schwartzman and Paul Caune
November 2, 2011

For decades, voters with disabilities and their supporters have pushed for reforms of health care and social service bureaucracies. And there have been some real successes: curb cuts, liberating people from institutions, the Registered Disability Savings Plan. Tragically, says Paul Caune (Executive Director of Civil Rights Now!, advocates have failed much more often than they have won. One reason for this is that they waste their reforming energy by accepting consolation prizes.

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