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Pennsylvania will delay closures of two institutions for people with intellectual disabilities

The centers are slated to close Nov. 30, later than originally planned, “due to challenges with the pandemic,” state Department of Human Services officials said.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA

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Huge budget cuts could hurt people with mental illness, disabilities most, Pa. providers fear

Eight years ago, the state slashed $84 million targeted toward these programs and many services were eliminated. Now, advocates fear they could be on the chopping block again.
By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

30th Anniversary of the A.D.A.

By Fred Vigeant

Wolf vetoes bill to halt closure of White Haven, Polk state centers

The state centers are set to close within three years and move about 300 people with intellectual disabilities into community based care.
By Brett Sholtis

Pennsylvania failed to properly monitor companies that work with people with intellectual disabilities

Pennsylvania failed to properly monitor companies that work with people with intellectual disabilities.

By Scott LaMar

Deaths of people with intellectual disabilities in Pa. went unreported, says federal regulator

Thousands of unreported “critical incidents,” including two deaths and cases of abuse and neglect, were found in an audit of medical claims.

By Brett Sholtis

Lawmakers aim to stop closure of 2 Pennsylvania institutions for disabled

Gov. Wolf vows to veto the bill and to continue a decades-old trend away from institutional care.
By The Associated Press
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