Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Opinion: The Forgotten Ones

Guest opinion piece by Monica Attridge, the sister of a person with developmental disabilities and representative of the Arizona Association of Providers for People with Disabilities.

PHOENIX -- In Gov. Jan Brewer’s recent State of the State speech, she spoke of protecting Arizona’s most vulnerable citizens. Certainly, we must protect children in danger of abuse or neglect, but what are we doing to protect another population which is just as vulnerable? Children and adults with developmental disabilities are struggling to find services in a system which has been cut so much in the last four years that it is operating, no failing, at just 70 percent reimbursement of costs.

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