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Suit tries to block cuts for disabled programs LOS ANGELES (AP)—A class action lawsuit seeks to prevent the state from cutting $2.7 million in payments to community care facilities facilities that serve mentally and physically physically disabled Californians. The suit is one of several filed since the state Department of Developmental Services announced significant cutbacks in client services. Lawyers with Protection and Advocacy Inc. told Thursday news conferences in Sacramento and Los Angeles that 700 homes for the disabled disabled could face closure if the funds are withheld. The agency filed the suit in Sacramento Sacramento County Superior Court on Dec. 6 on behalf of 3,300 mentally disabled people. The organization is mandated by federal law to protect protect the rights of the state's developmentally developmentally disabled and mentally retarded. "The impact is more dramatic than it seems because of the outrageous outrageous under-funding that we started with," said Richard L. Rosenberg, executive director of the Jay Nolan Center for the Autistic Autistic in Newhall. "We are currently running a $300,000 annual deficit without any cutbacks," Rosenberg said of the 13 care facilities the Nolan center center supervises in Southern California. California. "We humanly cannot ask our See DISABLED, Back Page

Clipped from Ukiah Daily Journal14 Dec 1990, FriPage 1

Ukiah Daily Journal (Ukiah, California)14 Dec 1990, FriPage 1
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