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  • Parents Protest Cuts In Voluntary Services Program

    Newtown residents Christine Rowan and Kerri Williams spoke before the state’s Appropriations Committee on Friday, March 6, sharing concerns, private stories, and fears regarding the proposed 2016 and 2017 state spending plan presented by Governor Dannel P. Malloy on February 18.

    If proposed cuts to the state’s Department of Developmental Services Voluntary Services Program are approved in the budget, Ms Rowan and Ms Williams are fearful of the consequences for their families and others who use these services.

  • For CT Adults With Developmental Disabilities, Housing Help Unlikely Until Parents Die

    Scott Langner was so excited when he learned he could one day move into an apartment with friends that he soon began talking about the invitations he’d use for his housewarming party.

    He’d seen his older brother and sister go off to college and then their own apartments, and his parents hoped that Scott, who has developmental disabilities, autism and a seizure disorder, would eventually be able to move into a home with his friends, with supports funded by the state Department of Developmental Services.