Budget Cuts for People with Disabilities
Some proposed budget cuts for people with disabilities are hitting home. The problems begin with charges of mismanagement at the Agency for People with Disabilities and now The ARC of Alachua County is afraid they could be affected by the possible cut.
Some of the programs funded at The ARC like art's and craft, exercise programs, supported employment and living are some Associate Director Steve Drago is concerned could be affected.
"You can't cut out that money," says Steve Drago, Associate Director for The ARC of Alachua County. "That kind of money without having some serious affect on the people that we serve."
The state has more than 13,000 people with disabilities on waiting lists for services. Governor Charlie Crist says he will push to get programs for people with disabilities fully funded.
By Nathalie Pozo, WCJB TV20 News
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