Raise Your Voice! Advocate Today!
February 11, 2015
Dear Friends of Flat Rock Homes,
I am writing to you on behalf of the parents/families of those served by Flat Rock. These families desperately need your help as transition plans are being designed and implemented by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and Central Medicaid Services (CMS) which threaten to close intermediate care facilities such as our Flat Rock Care Center, day support programs such as your County Board workshop, and any setting which might be construed by their definition as “isolating” or “segregating” individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
We need your signature on these petitions if we are to get the attention of those in power and our legislators. We need you to take on the challenge of distributing petitions to your friends, families and parishioners so that others can join us in speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves. We need you to demand a full spectrum of choices of those we serve, just as you and I have full choice for our lives.
We believe that those who want to live in group homes in communities should be allowed to, but we also believe that those whose needs are best met in a facility where there are multiple staff on duty, nursing staff available, therapies offered, and therapeutic treatment offered should also be a choice. We do not believe the needs of the severely and profoundly developmentally disabled with intense behavior needs and extensive physical and medical needs is best met in isolated community homes.
We need these petitions back by March 10th so that they can be delivered en masse to our legislators. Make as many copies as you would like, or contact us for copies. Please, we need your help now.
Rev. Nancy S. Hull, President/CEO
Flat Rock Homes, Flat Rock Care Center, Flat Rock Community Services
To sign the petition, please click here: http://www.disabilityadvocacyalliance.org/petition.html
To view the original message from Disability Advocacy Alliance, please click HERE!