Struggling to Receive Intellectual Disabilities Services

“It is this indefinite, prolonged waiting that is the hardest on Mrs. Etling. Abbey received intensive services and supports until she turned 21, and since losing them last year, she has sharply regressed in her abilities. She essentially needs one-on-one care all the time, can rarely walk outside any longer and is no longer toilet trained.”  – Kate Giammarise

To read more about Abbey Etling and other stories regarding the successes and downfalls of Medicaid funding, technically called a “Medical Assistance home and community-based waiver” click here to read the Pittsburgh Post Gazette article.

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