In the News: I/DD Media Roundup
Select media coverage on news and issues affecting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Connecticut and around the nation…
Life inside group home slated for closure
www.ctpost.com | March 14, 2020
An article regarding Pennsylvania families protesting the proposed closing of the White Haven Center. Parents and guardians of residents of White Haven Center have filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of all residents to retain state centers. read full story
John Hirschauer delivering testimony before the Human Services Committee in Hartford about Southbury Training School on March 19, 2019.
Watch the testimony here. John can be found at 4:55:43. His testimony and discussion is approximately 10 minutes long.
John Hirschauer and Diana Mennone deliver testimony to legislators in Hartford about Southbury Training School on February 25, 2019.
Watch the testimony here. John and Diana can be found at 33:30 and finish testimony at 37:15.
An editorial submitted to the Danbury newspaper the News-Times by John Hirschauer offers another viewpoint to the ANCOR Foundation Report.
www.newstimes.com | February 10, 2019
Recently the newspaper ran a piece highlighting an ANCOR Foundation report that ranked Connecticut 31st out of 50 states plus the District of Columbia in its care for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). There is much to be fixed in Connecticut’s network of care for individuals with I/DD, but the premises used by ANCOR in its formulation of its state rankings are ideological in part and are not without bias. read full story
Town to write letter of support for Southbury Ambulance Association’s application to offer paramedic service
www.rep-am.com | January 3, 2019
A letter of town support will be drafted for Southbury Ambulance Association’s state application to expand its service to provide an in-house paramedic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but financial information from the nonprofit will factor into any future support from the Board of Selectmen. read full story
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