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View Diary: "I Won't Mess Up Anymore!", a desperate child pleads (Updated) (151 comments)

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  •  Large State run institutions fell out of favor (6+ / 0-)

    They were originally started because of situations like this. Now in the big push to "save" ( divert to special interests ) money these large institutions have all been closed. The Community based care system works for some patients and not for others. New York State is in the process of closing many of it's facilities for Developmentally Disabled patients right now. A lot of them will wind up in jail or a bad home care situation like the story above. There is plenty of money for "business development" in NY. Not so much for weak poor helpless people.

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