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Letter urging transitioning people with disabilities during COVID in NY

December 11, 2020

Robert Stack letter to NY.pdf December 14, 2020 Honorable Dr. Theodore KastnerCommissionerOffice of People with Developmental Disabilities44 Holland Ave.Albany, NY 12229 Dear Commissioner Kastner, As you are aware, the Centers…

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Letter urging transitioning people with disabilities during COVID in NJ

December 11, 2020

Robert Stack letter to NJ.pdf December 14, 2020 Honorable Carole JohnsonCommissionerNew Jersey Department of Human Services222 South Warren Street Trenton, NJ 08625 Dear Commissioner Johnson, As you are aware, the…

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Letter urging transitioning people with disabilities during COVID in NC

December 11, 2020

Robert Stack letter to NC.pdf December 14, 2020 Honorable Dr. Mandy CohenSecretaryNC Department of Health and Human Services2001 Mail Service CenterRaleigh, NC 27699-2000 Dear Secretary Cohen, As you are aware,…

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Letter urging transitioning people with disabilities during COVID in IL

December 11, 2020

Robert Stack letter to IL.pdf December 14, 2020 Honorable Grace B. HouSecretaryIllinois Department of Human Services100 South Grand Ave EastSpringfield, Illinois 62762 Dear Secretary Hou, As you are aware, the…

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Letter to CMS urging transitioning people with disabilities during COVID

December 11, 2020

Community Options_HELP Letter_2020.pdf December 14, 2020Seema VermaAdministrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services7500 Security BoulevardBaltimore, MD 21244 Dear Administrator Verma, In October, members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education,…

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A much-needed transition during the pandemic

December 1, 2020
A much-needed transition during the pandemic Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

December 1, 2020 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette online article During the last eight months, we have witnessed the deaths of so many people with disabilities as a result of COVID-19. The…

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CMS Action to Expand Community-based Options Cited as First Major Move in Decades Supporting People with Disabilities

November 30, 2020

November 30, 2020 | Press Release.pdf | insidernj.com Advocates Call for Acceleration of Effort Due to Disproportionate Mortality Rates of People with Developmental Disabilities due to the Pandemic PRINCETON, NJ…

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The pandemic’s impact on the developmentally disabled is preventable. Here’s how

November 23, 2020
The pandemic's impact on the developmentally disabled is preventable. Here's how

November 23, 2020 | northjersey.com A study released in November by the nonprofit FAIR Health found that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are three times more likely to die…

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Trio of U.S. Senators call for more COVID transparency in psychiatric facilities, homes for people with disabilities

November 17, 2020
tennesseelookout.com

November 13, 2020 | tennesseelookout.com Three U.S. senators are asking federal officials to require psychiatric institutions, group homes for people with disabilities and other treatment facilities for children and adults…

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New Study Reveals Disproportionate Impact of Pandemic on People with Disabilities; Mortality Rates Triple That of General Public

November 16, 2020

Advocates for Developmentally Disabled Note Lack of Data for Congregate Care Facilities Means That Mortality Rates Could Be Even Higher November 16, 2020 | Press Release.pdf | InsiderNJ.com online article…

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