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Ohio Paper Features Series On People With Mental Disabilities Living In The Community
April 14, 2005

ZANESVILLE, OHIO--At the end of last month, the Times Recorder from Zanesville featured a series on changes that Ohioans with mental disabilities have seen in their services in the past few years.

Many of those changes have come about through internal examinations of the service systems, along with pressures from outside funding sources and lawsuits.

Generally speaking, Ohio has been moving away from an institutional focus to providing more supports in the community for its 68,000 residents with mental disabilities.

According to the most recent data collected for the "State of the States in Developmental Disabilities" website, Ohio still housed nearly 2,000 people in 12 state-operated institutions at the end of the fiscal year ending in 2002.

I found links to 12 articles from the Times Recorder series. Those links are available in the "Ohio" section of today's "Below the Fold" page.

Related:
Stories of independence (Series from Zanesville Times Recorder)

http://www.inclusiondaily.com/news/05/btf/04140564.htm#ohio
"State of the States in Developmental Disabilities"
http://www.cu.edu/ColemanInstitute/stateofthestates/State_Profiles.html

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