Friday, June 10, 2011

Families Fear Wisconsin Cap on Program

APPLETON, Wis. — Local families are deeply worried about a state budget proposal to cap enrollment in Family Care, the state's long-term care and community-based support program for people with disabilities and the elderly.
The potential consequences are enough to keep Steve and Agnes Behnke of Kaukauna up at night when they consider the future of their 9-year-old daughter, who has significant physical impairment, some cognitive delays and uses a wheelchair.
"Abbie is still in school but it's a constant concern," said Steve Behnke. "What will happen to her when one or both of us can't care for her?"

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