Sunday, April 10, 2005

Deinstitutionalization Controversy in Illinois

See this article, which begins:

A statewide advocacy group instrumental in shuttering the former Lincoln Developmental Center is now calling on the state to close Choate Developmental Center in Anna.

Members of the Chicago-based Equip for Equality in a recent report call the 200-bed facility for the developmentally disabled in southern Illinois "an archaic system."

"It's an example of what is driving public policy - politics instead of the wants and needs of the developmentally disabled," said Zena Naiditch, president of Equip for Equality.


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