INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES EXECUTIVE BUDGET 2017-2018

State Centers only represent 7% of the Office of Developmental Programs Budget versus Community Group homes which represent 78%.


HAMBURG CENTER CLOSURE HEARING - January 30, 2017


Briefing by Budget and Finance Committee-September 30, 2015


Report in Response to House Resolution 2014-903


Summary of Report by Budget and Finance Committee- September 30, 2015


DHS Implementation of the Olmstead Decision - Reports 90% of residents at State Centers are severely & profoundly disabled compared to only 16% similarly diagnosed individuals in community group homes.  State Centers are in rural areas, so economic development potential would be modest.


ODP-Benjamin Implementation Plans  - This document highlights how unrealistic HB #1650 really is.  ODP reports it has only managed to place 46 people in the community since the Benjamin Settlement was reached.  75% of people on the Planning list to move into the community do not even have a selected group home identified.

HB #1650 would require 167 placements into the community per year, a highly improbable goal.




OHIO

Ohio Press Release


Ball vs. Kasich - In the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division



ARKANSAS

CONWAY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CENTER Action brought by the DOJ


Most lawsuits are brought by persons who believe that their rights have been violated. Not this one,”  Judge Leon Holmes wrote. “Thus, the United States is in the odd position of asserting that certain persons’ rights have been and are being violated while those persons — through their parents and guardians — disagree.”


Conway Development Center Findings of Fact


Conway Development Center Judgement