Friday, March 27, 2015

Report: 'Massive Changes' Needed in States Care of People with Disabilities

Sorry to pick on Ohio, but just came across this.
Ohio programs for the developmentally disabled rely too much on institutional care and sheltered workshops and need “massive changes” to repair inequities, a report by the Center for Community Solutions concludes.
The state and counties should whittle down a list of 45,000 disabled Ohioans who wait more than six years for waivers to obtain services they need, the report said. Local agencies pay a big chunk of the cost of waiver services — part of the reason for the long waiting list. The state picks up the tab for most institutional care.

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