Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

VOR calls for immediate reform of broken New York system of care

Story Update: New York reform laws passed in the remaining days of the state legislative session (2011).

For Immediate Release

June 8, 2011

VOR was deeply saddened to read yet another article in the New York Times about New York State’s failure to serve its citizens with disabilities. (Danny Hakim, “A Boy’s Death and a System in Disarray,” New York Times, June 5, 2011; see also, Hakim, “At State-Run Homes, Abuse and Impunity,” New York Times, March 12, 2011; and Sulzberger, “Judge Orders New York to Mentally Ill Out of Large Housing,” New York Times, March 1, 2010).