Vanier, L’Arche, Sexual Abuse, and Intellectual Disability

On February 22, 2020 L’Arche International released a summary of findings of an independent investigation that identified that Jean Vanier, venerated founder and spiritual leader of L’Arche, had in all probability engaged in non-consensual and coercive sexual activity with six women. In short, he was a serial sexual abuser. I live and work in the […]

Our capacity assessment journey.

In any situation where an adult is unable to make decisions about their personal care, or property and finances, a formal assessment must be completed by a trained assessor to determine capacity. In cases when an adult is incapable an alternate decision maker must be appointed by the courts. So in essence, as Matthew’s mother […]