https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/explainers/what-deinstitutionalization

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What Are Institutions? Institutions are long-stay residential facilities that segregate and confine people with disabilities. They are characterized by a regimented culture. Institutions process people in groups and discourage individuality, impose mass treatment, and rely on a status imbalance between staff and residents. Institutions limit personal possessions, and have fixed timetables for activities like eating and walking—irrespective of residents’ preferences or needs. Residents of institutions have no privacy or personal space, must live with people they have not chosen and may not like, and cannot pursue personal interests or relationships. An institution is not defined by size: e... Full story

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