Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Op-Ed: Preserve Washington State's Residential Centers

An interesting op-ed from Olympia Newswire, as Washington state grapples with its budget and considers closing two residential care facilities serving more than 400 residents with developmental disabilities. Be sure to check out the comments on the original story, as well.

I am the sister of developmentally disabled (dd) 63 year old twin brothers who reside at Rainier School. I also volunteer once per month there as a DJ and have a dance for any residents that can/would like to participate. Some of the comments on Rosette Royale’s story for the Olympia Newswire, "Parents, Elected Officials Seek Ways to Save Residential Care Facility," deny some very important realities about the ongoing need for residential health centers (RHCs) in Washington state.

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