Archive for January 2014

TN Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities chief Debra Payne says budget cuts hit hard

The Tennessean, January 24, 2014 – Agency struggles to serve people with disabilities. By Anita Wadhwani BROKEN TRUST: PART OF A CONTINUING SERIES  

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Intellectually disabled residents, their families welcome to forums hosted by state

The Tennessean, January 23, 2014 – The Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and TennCare will host a series of community forums for people with intellectual disabilities and their families across Tennessee in the coming weeks. By Anita Wadhwani BROKEN TRUST: PART OF A CONTINUING SERIES

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TN officials reinstate neglect findings in deaths of disabled patients

The Tennessean, January 22, 2014 – State official lacked authority to overturn rulings in first place. By Anita Wadhwani BROKEN TRUST: PART OF A CONTINUING SERIES

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For years, TN ignored law and the disabled

The Tennessean, January 21, 2014 – State agency says it hasn’t had money to create services for those with developmental disabilities. By Jessica Bliss BROKEN TRUST: PART OF A CONTINUING SERIES

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Aging caregivers fear for future of Tennesseans with intellectual disabilities

The Tennessean, January 20, 2014 – Parents worry their grown children won’t get proper care when they can no longer provide it. By Jessica Bliss BROKEN TRUST: PART OF A CONTINUING SERIES

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TN families left only with questions after deaths in state care

The Tennessean, January 19, 2014 – With the state investigating itself – or not – answers are often few and far between. By Walter F. Roche, Jr., and Anita Wadhwani BROKEN TRUST: PART OF A CONTINUING SERIES

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