Saturday, November 17, 2012

Opinion: Illinois Center's Closing Is By the Book

Post by Kevin Casey, director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities in the Illinois Department of Human Services, from The State Journal-Register.

When Gov. Pat Quinn took office in 2009, the state of Illinois operated nine state-operated developmental centers/large institutions, for individuals with developmental disabilities. Never mind that 14 other reform-minded states have already moved forward to close institutions and invest in community care, which numerous studies show provide a higher quality of life.
Fortunately for all citizens, that time is now behind us.

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