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Advocates: Disabled children stranded in CT hospital ERs

The emergency department entrance at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford.

Insufficient services, a complex funding system and deep state budget cuts have increasingly stranded developmentally disabled children in hospital emergency departments over the past year, often for weeks at a time, two state advocates told legislators Thursday. Continue Reading →

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Advocates say social service, mental health cuts will hurt

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget calls for cutting funding for mental health and substance abuse treatment, hospitals, community health centers, school-based health clinics, asthma treatment, respite programs for those who care for people with dementia – and more. Continue Reading →

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Tug-of-war over limited state funds for CT’s developmentally disabled

Armed with a court expert’s new recommendation to close Southbury Training School, several advocacy groups argued Connecticut unfairly spends too much of its limited resources on a small class of institutionalized disabled while ignoring thousands awaiting community-based care.
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For CT adults with developmental disabilities, housing help unlikely until parents die

This is a photo of Scott Langner

Scott Langner, who has developmental disabilities, autism and a seizure disorder, had looked forward to living in an apartment with friends. Now he’s wary of it because, as a result of state budget cuts, he’s unlikely to get assistance with housing until his parents die. Continue Reading →

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