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Former Governor Lowell Weicker talks about the closing of Mansfield and
Southbury Training Schools, April 2015
YOU ARE INVITED!
Come to an open discussion about a
new vision for community living including alternative housing options for people
with developmental disabilities with national disability policy expert Allan
April 9, 2015
9:30am – 1:30pm
Morning Coffee and Lunch
Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Avenue, West
There is no charge for this event. For more information
and to register click here.
A Plan to Close
Connecticut's Institutions for
Intellectual Disabilities by 2020
Council on Developmental Disabilities has called on the Governor and the State
Legislature to close all state institutions that house individuals with
intellectual disabilities by 2020 and to transition all residents to appropriate
homes in an integrated settings in the community. We have also called for all
savings to be used to reduce the residential waiting list. For more information
ACTION DAY HEARING!
January 15, 2015
Do you have a child or a loved one on
the DDS residential waiting list?
Do you live with the persistent fear
of wondering what will happen to your child or loved one after you are
Is your son or daughter about to go
over what many parents refer to funding cliff, also known as the transition from
school to adult services?
Are you upset that the DDS budget has
been cut by by over $30 million in the past 3 years, when the number of people
waiting for residential supports is over 2,000 and growing?
Do you believe the time has come for
for our state to value the rights, needs and lives of people with intellectual
and developmental disabilities?
Are you willing to come out to show
the lives of people with I/DD matter?
Beth By, Representative Jay Case, Representative John Hampton and more than 50
legislators on the I/DD Caucus want
to hear from you!
hundreds of other other families on January 15th to share your story and send a
that families are
together and standing up for their loved ones with I/DD!
the day off now! Plan to carpool! Spread the Word!
HERE to RSVP today!