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State to close centers for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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Ella T. Grasso Center in Stratford (Google streetview)

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Department of Developmental Services announced Thursday that it plans to close its regional centers in Meriden and Stratford by the end of June.

It will give 40 clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities the option of moving to another state-run center — in Norwalk, Newington and Torrington — or to a private community-based facility.

They will have until June 30 to make the transition.

In a statement, DDS explained that the closure of the Ella T.Grasso Regional Center in Stratford and the Meriden Regional Center will help the agency re-appropriate funds in order to serve a larger number of constituents.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

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