Tennessee could lead way on disability services
A new plan to overhaul the way the state cares for people with intellectual disabilities could make Tennessee first in the nation to specifically gear services toward independent living and employment as the “first and preferred option.” The plan, released Friday afternoon, represents a sharp shift in state priorities for the expenditure of about $860 million each year — a mix of state and federal dollars that has largely gone toward paying for around-the-clock residential care for thousands of people…Read More
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