Want to Make it Rich in NY? Open a Group Home and Neglect its Residents.
Dec28

Want to Make it Rich in NY? Open a Group Home and Neglect its Residents.

New York State has given control of its system to nonprofit providers, who receive more than $5 billion a year in Medicaid money to house and care for developmentally disabled people.

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In Treating Disabled, Potent Drugs and Few Rules
Dec23

In Treating Disabled, Potent Drugs and Few Rules

Tens of thousands of powerful pills created to treat serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia are given to developmentally disabled people in the care of New York State every day.

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Boston Area Principal Suspended in Wake of Aide Allegations
Dec19

Boston Area Principal Suspended in Wake of Aide Allegations

Teacher’s aide accused of inappropriately touching autistic student.

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Progress Claimed in Reporting Abuse at Group Homes
Jun14

Progress Claimed in Reporting Abuse at Group Homes

Roughly 40 percent of the allegations of physical abuse of the developmentally disabled at group homes and institutions in New York in recent months were not reported to law enforcement authorities, a senior state official said on Monday.

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At State-Run Homes, Abuse and Impunity
Jun02

At State-Run Homes, Abuse and Impunity

Employees who sexually abused, beat or taunted residents were rarely fired, even after repeated offenses, and in many cases, were simply transferred to other group homes run by the state.

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