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 …

There’s nothing kinky about a bare trust.

When we signed the documents to purchase Littlel’arche (get it, the home is a Little L’Arche) my husband and I simply wrote our names on the offer of sale, and then added ‘in trust’ for our son. For us, that demonstrated that our child was the true owner of the home even though we were …