Saturday, July 14, 2012

Illinois Near Bottom in Care, Advocates Say

An Algonquin mother who abandoned her disabled daughter more than two weeks ago in a Tennessee bar said she did it because of a lack of state assistance and options in Illinois.
As Tennessee officials care for 19-year-old Lynn Cameron and discuss what, if any, charges can be brought against her mother, Eva Cameron, advocates say the state of Illinios is in dire need of improvement to deal with its disabled people.
“We have situations every day with families who feel as though they have reached the end of their abilities or resources to care for their disabled children,” said Cindy Sullivan, executive director of Options and Advocacy for McHenry County.

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