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Tragic New York Times Article

Posted By: Ed Diegel on Jun 15, 2011

Last week I received the following message from one of our readers. It provides a stark reminder of how vulnerable our citizens are and…

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If you or a loved one receives benefits through the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency, or if you work for any provider that provides services, you need to be aware of Town Hall Meetings being held this week and next. The topic of the meeting(s) will be the redesign of the Mental Health Delivery System [...]

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The following link to Age of Autism is must reading for anyone in the country who considers themselves an advocate for persons with developmental disabilities. Notice that the author nowhere wants to restrict services or the independence of high functioning person with disabilities; for instance: those  who are capable of enjoying even full time jobs, college experiences [...]

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This is a time of tremendous change regarding funding, ideology and governance of the service delivery process for persons with Developmental Disabilities.

Federal funding is threatened as never before by proposals such as those put forth by

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Comments on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed regulations on Home and Community Based Services Waivers [CMS-2296-P]
 
May 23, 2011
By Jill Barker
jillrbarker@sbcglobal.net
Friends of the Developmentally Disabled
The DD News Blog http://theddnewsblog.blogspot.com/
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or CMS is the federal agency that regulates Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers. [...]

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