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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

Advocates say low pay and unreliable funding is putting intellectual disability system at risk of collapse

Disability advocates are sounding the alarm over the funding and staffing crisis impacting care. They say the problem is so severe that the system risks an eventual collapse unless the state government takes immediate action.

By Merideth Bucher/WITF

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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


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/WITF
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