Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Children with Disabilities Moving Out of North Carolina for Services, Study Shows

An advocacy group for people with disabilities is calling on North Carolina officials to better care for children who have both a mental illness and developmental disability, hundreds of whom have been sent to live in facilities outside the state because of a lack of adequate resources closer to home.
A study released today by Disability Rights North Carolina says the state is failing children with a "dual diagnosis," such as having both autism and bipolar disorder.

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