Pennsylvania's role in supporting people with disabilities

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I commend Gov. Tom Corbett on his 2013-2014 budget proposal, which acknowledges the appropriate role of government in supporting our most vulnerable citizens. The governor highlighted the importance of reducing the numbers of people with disabilities who are on waiting lists for community and home-based services. Supporting people with disabilities -- and family who care for them -- enables these citizens to lead more productive lives. This, in turn, benefits all Pennsylvanians.

I am proud to chair the United Way of Allegheny County's "21 & Able" initiative to address the specific needs of young adults who, at the age of 21, must transition from the public education system -- often precipitously -- and risk "graduating to the couch." Gov. Corbett heard the message of the Murdoch family ("Corbett Reveals Plan to Expand Disability Services," Jan. 24), who were overjoyed to learn that there may be a chance for their 21-year-old daughter to now receive supports that will enable her to be employed. This is exactly what "21 & Able" is all about. Perhaps more importantly, the governor demonstrates that finding common ground in the pursuit of effective public policy is good for all of us, no matter what our political persuasion.

CINDY SHAPIRA
Fox Chapel


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