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Developmentally Disabled Services Cut Statewide

When Reagan closed the state hospitals serving the mentally ill without providing alternate programs and services he essentially cast them and their families to the wind. This also put pressure on local agencies to take up the slack.
Our new actor appointee is attempting to repeat this debacle by yanking state services for the developmentally disabled.

Because advances in prolonging life for children with disabilities such as Downs Syndrome this population of 'medically dependent' children is growing and aging.

But state facilities will be closing their doors.

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