Protest on Utah Waiting List for Community Services
See this interesting article. An excerpt:
Under current law, the Division of Services for People with Disabilities serves the critically needy first. When a family finally qualifies for help, a marriage has typically dissolved or a caregiver has died and the only option left is institutionalization, which costs an average of $73,600 a year.And see this article about a similar protest in Kentucky.
Providing smaller supports up front, such as job coaches, would be cheaper, said rally organizer Andrew Riggle. He said 80 percent of those on the list could hold a job or live more independently with the right help.