Thursday, May 06, 2010

Feds Sue Arkansas

This time its for housing developmentally disabled individuals in an institutional setting when the Americans with Disability Act mandates a community setting whenever possible. Story from ArkTimes.

Reminds me of the struggle to get a fair hearing for HB1665, Mark Martin's bill to help children with Autism and Cerebral Palsy who were not right for the institutional environment of the school. The state DOE said anything they had to say, true or not, to scare the legislators on the education committee from voting for it. Different disability, same attitude- the state institutions are a "one size fits all"- in the mind of the government.

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