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Programs for disabled face cuts

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

January 12, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Close to 7,000 Georgians with disabilities are waiting for help from programs that are facing budget cuts, like Easter Seals. Southwest Georgia Easter Seals Director Beth English will urge state legislators this week to spare programs for the disabled when they make their budget cuts.

Easter Seals is already facing a deficit this year, and has even had to use its line of credit. More budget cuts will not only hurt the bottom line, but also a vulnerable population.  Beth English said, "What is the role of state government? What's important? What's important is taking care of families, children, elderly, the people who really depend on the state to take care of them because they can't take care of themselves."

Families normally should receive services they request within 45 days. Because of budget woes and red tape, some families have been waiting more than two years to get help with programs for people with disabilities.

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