Right change to protect the disabled

July 11, 2013 

Thank you, BND, for your investigative series in your paper and to Gov. Pat Quinn and Sen. Bill Haine for the bill signed into law to expand protection for adults with disabilities who live at home.

As a senior citizen, the BND investigative series, "Hidden suffering, hidden death" -- a report on the state's failure to investigate the deaths of 53 severely disabled adults who choose to live at home because of an agency rule stating the dead are "ineligible" for services --really upset me terribly.

Again, thanks to all that made this legislation possible so that others will not face what these 53 adults went through.

Helen M. Hawkins

Granite City

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