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Tue Dec 6, 2016, 10:05 PM

Connecticut parents air concerns over states plans to privatize group homes

Families whose children have intellectual or developmental disabilities gathered Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building with a variety of messages for the state Department of Developmental Services.

Many, like Judy Klemba, whose 54-year-old son, Mark, is in a state-run group home, are opposed to the state’s efforts to turn about 30 group homes over to private, nonprofit companies.

Klemba credits state workers for turning her son into “a great human being.” She said private, nonprofits don’t pay their workers enough money to care for her son.

“I don’t want someone to come in who is making $10 or $11 an hour to replace these professional people he has in charge of him now. These people are his family,” Klemba said.

Read more: http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20161206/connecticut-parents-air-concerns-over-states-plans-to-privatize-group-homes

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