RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


Consumer/Family Group Supports Transformation
December 17, 2002

The PA Self Determination Consumer and Family Group wrote to Governor-Elect Ed Rendell stating, "We fully support the direction in which the Pennsylvania mental retardation system is heading and the transformation must not be stopped." Forty-seven family members and consumers signed the letter, which is accompanied by a paper supporting their assertion that the transformed system will give choice and control to individuals and their families. At the November Office of Mental Retardation (OMR) Planning Advisory Committee (PAC), one of these family members spoke with passion about wanting her daughter to have the kind of choice now present in pilot counties and self-determination projects. The information is available from the link above or from Lynn Keltz by phone or email.

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