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Prop 123 – It’s not sustainable and it’s not a solution

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While many good-hearted people have encouraged supporting Prop. 123 because they claim it is a good start and injects badly needed money immediately into the classroom, unfortunately, they are wrong. First, there will be a lawsuit regarding whether or not the enabling act requires Congressional approval to implement the Proposition. During the lawsuit, which could take several years, no monies will be sent to classrooms.

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Reduction in Adult Protective Services backlog means longer HCBS waitlists

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And while we cite the good that has resulted in the drop in APS caseload, Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) on the other hand continues to experience an ever-increasing caseload of vulnerable older adults who desperately need help. These individuals are being waitlisted. Some have to wait nearly a year to receive any assistance depending on the type of service they need.

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7 percent increase needed for developmentally disabled program

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Through a privatized system of contractors, Arizona cares for about 35,000 individuals with severe developmental disabilities deemed by the state to be “at risk of institutionalization.” Instead, these individuals can receive services provided by direct service professionals employed by community providers, in their homes, other residential settings, day programs and work programs. These caregivers support people in a wide range of roles – skill training, companionship, assistance with medication and food, and personal care.

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