Developmental disability community prepares for special session budget fight

Developmentally Disabled Community Fights to Keep Waiver Funding

Governor Edwards has called state lawmakers into a special session starting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 to midnight on Feb. 22 to work on the State’s current budget crisis.

Edwards presented a plan that does not include cuts to waiver programs for children and the disabled. However, there is no guarantee that waiver programs will not see cuts. Concerned families are working to make sure the current funding is maintained and have hope to possibly increase funding.

Cummer was one of about 100 parents who met on the Northshore Thursday to share their desperation over the potential loss of even more services.

“When people know about programs and services, and when the community knows what you’re going through, then they can do better,” said Cummer.

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