Illinois accused of neglecting people with developmental disabilities

03/24/2008 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Illinois spends less on community-based services for people with developmental disabilities than any other state, writes Kristin MacRae, Chicago ARC president and CEO, in a letter to the editor of the Chicago Tribune. Despite the state's relative wealth, she writes, Illinois treats people with special needs "callously" by failing to fund job training, work incentives, physical therapy and community-based homes for people with special needs.

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