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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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As developmentally disabled face cuts, Southbury Training School under renewed scrutiny

Legislators are eyeing overtime costs at Southbury Training School as a way to save money in the tight budget for serving people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, but officials at the agency that runs the institution say those savings are unlikely to be achieved. 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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CT minority caucus chairman urges Malloy to reconsider housing migrant children

The chairman of the Connecticut legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus on Thursday urged Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to reconsider a decision not to allow undocumented migrant children from Central America to be housed at Southbury Training School. Continue Reading →

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Latino advocates knock Malloy on Central American immigrant children decision

WASHINGTON – Latino advocates are reacting with disappointment, dismay and anger over the Malloy administration’s decision to reject a federal request to house up to 2,000 immigrant children from Central America at the Southbury Training School. Continue Reading →

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CT declines to house migrant children at Southbury

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration denied a request this week from federal authorities to house temporarily up to 2,000 migrant children from Central America at the Southbury Training School. Continue Reading →

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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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