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Corbett Announces New Waiting List Initiative
January 30, 2014

RCPA and other stakeholders joined Governor Corbett on January 29 in Philadelphia as he toured the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center and announced that his 2014/15 budget proposal will include a request for $22.4 million to address the waiting list for services for individuals with intellectual disability. The proposed funding is expected to reduce the waiting list by 1,100 individuals. This is the third year additional funding has been requested for the waiting list, which numbered 17,000 people in 2011. The 2012/13 budget included $17.8 million to reduce the waiting list by 1,100 and the 2013/14 budget included $20 million to reduce the waiting list by 1,200. RCPA applauds the governor’s commitment to continue efforts to reduce the intellectual disability waiting list and looks forward to working with the administration to ensure that high quality services are available for Pennsylvanians with intellectual disability.    

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