Say "No" to the Closing of Southbury Training School. The CT I/DD Caucus has introduced S.B. 1088 - a bill to advance the closure of STS and state-run I/DD facilities.
DDS Commissioner Morna Murray Testifies to Public Health Committee that S.B. 1088 is Not Necessary -- “I fully appreciate that this is an extremely complex issue, with two distinct and compelling sides…I can assure you that DDS is committed to fully exploring it from all angles, in a timely and thoughtful way that will include representation from all key stakeholders…” Read Murray’s Full Testimony
STS Advocates Testify at Public Hearing
We believe the Public Health Committee finally heard our side of the story. Read the powerful testimony of STS advocates who believe STS is not an Institution. It's a solution.
More support is needed.
Please e-mail the Public Health Committee and urge them to vote “No” on S.B. 1088.
Read more about S.B. 1088 and how to take action against this bill...
CT Legislative I/DD Caucus
See the list of current members
Op Ed: Hartford Courant
Using Southbury Training School
Is the Only Real Solution
Op-Ed: The New York Times
The Modern Asylum
In defense of institutions for the intellectually and developmentally disabled... read more
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