Almost 10 percent of the 480 people with developmental disabilities who have moved out of state hospitals since July 2010 have died after their placement in community residences. Chris Bailey, a spokesman with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, when asked about deaths after hospital transfers,... Read more
The state’s main health agency said Thursday that it has formed a partnership with the GBI to crack down on unlicensed personal care homes. Clyde Reese, the commissioner of the Department of Community Health, told the agency’s board that the partnership, which includes Adult Protective Services from the Department... Read more
High school graduation can lead to angst and stress for parents of children with developmental disabilities. That’s because when high school ends, these young people often return to their homes with few opportunities for employment. And that can put extra caregiving responsibilities and more financial pressure on parents. In... Read more
The last day of high school is a bittersweet one for most parents. But for those who have children with developmental disabilities, it can be terrifying as well. From a young age, children with developmental disabilities have been cared for during the day in school, learning life and social... Read more
A state agency has canceled the contract bidding to offer care coordination services to more than 400,000 Medicaid beneficiaries who have disabilities or are elderly. The contract proposals that were received were “over budget,’’ according to a state website that announced the bid cancellation. Care coordination for the “aged,... Read more

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