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State slow on disabled home plan

Community settings remain distant ideal

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In 2008, the state purchased a house in Guilderland with the goal of transforming it into a small group home. The plan was for a handful of residents at O.D. Heck, an institution for the developmentally disabled in Niskayuna, to move into the house, having been deemed ready and able to live independently, with proper support. But five years later, this transition has yet to occur. Bridgit Burke, an attorney who represents three of the ...

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March 11, 2013
10:39 a.m.

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This is a SURPERBLY BALANCED piece. All contributors add reasoned rational comments. OPWDD 'bureau-speek' aside, agency heads and advocates avoid hysteria laced fear tactics and present their sides of things expertly.

Bravo to all, especially Ms. Foss whose reporting goes a long way towards neutralizing attitudinal barriers.

Thanks to all.