State of Stagnation – more than 200 hundred people are stuck in state hospitals, unable to leave when they are ready!
The regulations to prohibit the use of seclusion and restraint in public schools are in the final phase of review! For a summary of the regulations, please check out dLCV’s fact sheet.
According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), in the 2016 election, only 40 percent of polling places across the United States fully accommodated people with disabilities.
During FY2017, DBHDS reported the highest number of deaths in state mental hospitals since 2012, with many deaths occurred shortly after admission.
Southwestern Virginia Training Center (SWVTC), a state-operated institution for people with intellectual disabilities, is officially closed. The last resident left the institution in Hillsville on August 21st.