Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Connecticut Eyes Shift in Service System

HARTFORD -- Connecticut's dual system of public and private services for the developmentally disabled is very costly, according to a new legislative report presented Tuesday, which recommends eventually shifting to a fully private system.
But analysts for the General Assembly's program review and investigations committee did not recommend closing some key state-run facilities, including the five regional centers that now provide 24-hour residential care and the sprawling Southbury Training School, built in the 1930s, which halted new admissions in 1986.

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