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On behalf of the 15,000 people with intellectual disabilities in the commonwealth who are waiting for services, we thank Gov. Tom Corbett for recognizing the importance of providing the necessary funding for home- and community-based services.

There are 4,400 of these people who have an immediate need for services. Many are living with elderly caregivers, with single caregivers and with families who face emergencies on a daily basis. Gov. Corbett's commitment of $20 million in state funds for programs that help people with intellectual disabilities and additional funds for people with physical disabilities and autism will greatly help some of Pennsylvania's most vulnerable families.

We thank Gov. Corbett for his support of families of people with disabilities and his commitment to end the long waiting list for services.

NANCY MURRAY
President>BR>The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh
DANIELLE PARSON
Director of Communications
ACHIEVA
South Side


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