PEF Members: The rights of developmentally disabled individuals in New York state are being ignored by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). OPWDD has been closing 24-hour nursing support residences, intensive Intermediate Care Facilities and diminishing the services necessary for people to live in the least restrictive setting by outsourcing these individuals to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
We are circulating a petition to help a PEF family who has been told by OPWDD that they must choose a nursing home for their son, Tony Otto, as OPWDD “can no longer support their son’s nursing needs”. Tony Otto and his family need your help now!
Click here to sign the petition: http://bit.ly/opwddpefpetition