ABCD was invited to provide to testimony to the joint hearing of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens and the Assembly Human Services Committees regarding the proposal to close Vineland Developmental Center.
ABCD’s testimony focuses on the rights of individuals to live in the community in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs. The testimony also highlights thirty years of research that demonstrates there is a benefit to adaptive behavior (daily living skills) and challenging behaviors of individuals with developmental disabilities moving to community settings from institutions.
To read ABCD’s testimony click on Testimony to Joint Hearing on Closure of Vineland Developmental Center. We also have appended our recent Policy synthesis on deinstitutionalization research.