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WELL….Getting closer to Augusta seeing the light

Posted Sept. 25, 2012, at 9:06 a.m.

In June of 2010 it was discovered that patient(s) that had been at Acadia Hospital for treatment were having lots of issues arise in the court system and with CPS ( DHHS )…It appeared that these two places were remaining a little to close.

It has been a long drawn out process to open Augusta’s eyes to this..However, things are in the works now for Augusta to realize this. I cant wait to actually not worry about this issue. It appears that disadvantaged people (” disabled”) ( I personally do not like that word…) may have had to toe the line unlike other non disadvantaged people. I believe that lots of things will happen in the coming year(s) with these groups of people, I know that Thursday at 1:30PM at the Disability Rights Center in Augusta is Hosting a Candidates Forum with Governor Angus King, State Senator Cynthia Dill and Secretary of State Charlie Summers the info about that can be obtained by calling: Rick Langley at 1.800.452.1948 at the Disability Rights Center. ” This Senate race has received national attention – the Washington Post referred to it as “the most important Senate race of the year” – and this forum offers a powerful opportunity for people with disabilities to impact the policy debate.

Please join us for this important event!

This forum is sponsored by the Disability Rights Center together with the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council, Alpha One, Speaking Up For Us, Advocacy Initiative Network of Maine, Consumer Council System of Maine, Maine Parent Federation, STRIVE, Iris Network, Maine Center on Deafness, Southern Maine Parent Awareness, Autism Society of Maine, GEAR Parent Network, Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, and Maine APSE.

ASL interpreting will be provided.

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