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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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Ariz. parents fear deep cuts in special needs care

With the state facing a budget deficit of $3 billion, state lawmakers are ready to slice and dice various programs that parents and others say are needed to care for those unable to speak for themselves.

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