Monday, July 27, 2009

Disabilities Agency Culls Backlog of People Seeking Aid

A Maryland state agency is sorting through its waiting list of 19,000 developmentally disabled people to see if they still need services, a step that highlights a decades-old backlog of families seeking scarce state funding.
Starting with those in the highest need category, the Developmental Disabilities Administration is working its way through the list, a process that is estimated to take six months.
The clogged list has kept families from help for more than two decades, said Cristine Marchand, executive director of The Arc of Maryland.

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