Ind. Parents Told Drop Disabled Kids at Shelters

Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 08:48 PM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Parents in Indiana say some state workers have suggested leaving severely disabled people at homeless shelters if they can't be cared for at home.

Parents say workers in Indiana's Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services have said that's one option when they can't keep their children at home and haven't been approved for Medicaid services to help the children live independently.

A spokesman for the state agency overseeing the bureau says suggesting homeless shelters is not the agency's policy and workers who did that would be disciplined.

But Becky Holladay of Battle Ground is among the parents who told state lawmakers this week that they were told homeless shelters are an option for their children. Holladay's 22-year-old son has epilepsy and autism.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Protesters: 'It's Not the Time' for More Cuba Ties

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 19:44 PM

Cuban opposition leaders from the island joined Cuban American politicians and activists on Saturday, pledging to oppose . . .

RNC to Theaters: 'We Cannot Be Bullied,' Show 'Interview'

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 19:20 PM

The Republican National Committee is urging theater owners to play the The Interview following Sony's decision to pull . . .

Cuban Groups Protesting in Miami

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 08:36 AM

Protesters waving Cuban flags have started to gather for a demonstration against President Barack Obama's plan to normal . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved