“Agency’s name change is celebrated”

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This August 12, 2012 found on The Dallas Post website, talks about the name change of Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program to Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services.  This change is in response to the Federal legislation removing “retardation” from the language used by the Federal government.  Gov. Corbett followed suit by signing HB458 into law here in Pennsylvania which removes “Mental Retardation” from the MH/MR act of 1966.

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“Intellectual disability advocates hold huge rally at Capitol”

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This article found on abc27.com dated May 2, 2012, discusses a rally held by members of the Intellectual Disability Community at the rotunda of the Pennsylvania state capital building.  Hats off to those Senators and Representatives who were encouraging the folks participating in the rally to make themselves heard by Governor Corbett.

To those who are organizing and participating in the rallies against Gov. Corbett’s proposed 20% cut to mental health and intellectual disability services I tip my hat to all of you, you’re doing what I can only dream of doing.

“Jerome man still upbeat after workshop layoff”

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Somerset County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Somerset County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This article found on the Daily American Website out of Somerset County, dated April 27, 2012 offers a life story about what has happened to this man, but could also be repeated many times over if Governor Corbett’s proposed budget cuts are implemented.

MHA PA speaks out about Gov. Corbett’s proposed budget cuts

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Just because the dust has started to settle in the media with regards to Governor Corbett’s proposed 20% cut to MH/ID funding, doesn’t mean that there isn’t still reason for concern.  MHA-PA is encouraging folks to keep making themselves heard and keep raising questions and concerns about the proposed cuts by letting the Governor, and your state representatives know how you feel about the proposed cuts.  Keep in mind that people’s lives are at stake and that it isn’t just numbers on paper.

 

“Report Due Out Thursday on Franklin and Fulton Counties’ Mental Health Program Transition Plan”

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Fulton County

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This article found on PennLive.com and dated February 28, 2012 talks about concerns raised by various groups on the privatizing of mental health and intellectual disability services in Franklin County, PA and Fulton County, PA

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