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HOME STRONG Rally for Tony

WHEN: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

WHERE: 101 W Liberty St, Rome, NY 13440-5717

WHY: PEF Members! The rights of developmentally disabled individuals in New York state are being ignored by 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 the care for these individuals to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

A PEF family has been told by OPWDD that it 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 and support! Help PEF tell OPWDD to stop cutting vital services to our communities’ most vulnerable citizens and keep Tony in his home.

PEF will rally with Tony’s family and local elected officials to raise community awareness the day before his hearing is scheduled. Please join PEF to amplify our message.

Please RSVP below so PEF can bring enough material and signs for everyone. If you haven’t yet, please sign the petition that will be presented to state representatives and OPWDD leaders: http://bit.ly/opwddpefpetition  • RSVP for Rally here: ​bit.ly/rallyfortony 

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