Tuesday, June 17, 2014

NYS Focusing on Adult Services

The Assembly passed a bill last week that would address the needs of the growing number of adults with developmental disabilities. The legislation would create a 10-member task force to study, evaluate and develop recommendations for addressing the issues facing adults with special needs.
"Historically, the focus has been on providing support and services for children with developmental disabilities," said Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, sponsor of the bill. "As these children begin to age-out of the educational system and reach adulthood, we have a responsibility to ensure that their needs — be it housing, employment or appropriate community based supports — are being met."

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