by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator
In the September 9th issue of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, an article entitled Disabled Georgians sue over program cuts discussed lawsuits filed by six Georgians over the loss of benefits from SOURCE (Service Options Using Resources from a Community Environment), a state program which has assisted in paying for the care of people who need constant supervision.
According to the article, the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, states that in 2007, the state of Georgia relocated SOURCE to a separate program that only covered the elderly and people with physical disabilities. However, people with mental and developmental disabilities continued to be enrolled into the program even after the change had taken place.
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