save missouri state schools for severely handicapped children

in early 2005 shortly after coming into office governor blunt began proposing cuts and elimination of programs for the disabled...one of those proposed was bellfontaine habilitation center in st. louis...a home for the mentally disabled...also on his target list was the first steps program designed to assist children with special needs....the latest target on governor blunts list is missouri\'s state schools for \"severely handicapped\" children...there are 35 schools statewide that serve over 1,000 children between the ages of 5 and 21 who because of their severe mental and physical disabilities and compromised immune systems can not function in the public school setting which is what he is proposing...the unbelievable part of this is that this is going on without the public being made aware...we need the publics involvement...because...if things continue the way they are going now...by the time the public finds out it will be too late....please help us by signing our petition...it will be sent to the governor by November 30, 2006.

Sponsor

my name is sheila scott...i am a mother of a child with severe disabilities that attends one of these state schools...my child along with countless other have excelled in this setting...everything from specialized equipment...trained cpr certified staff...and all therapies are housed in the building...it is a contained environment which does cut down on exposure to viruses and bacteria which can be deadly for some of these children...i am also a mother of 4 children without disabilities and would fight just as hard for their rights as would any other mother... www.scottx7@sbcglobal.net

Links

http://www.mdn.org/2005/STORIES/BELLEFON/HTM http:www.mdn.org/2005/STORIES/FSTEPS.HTM http://www.news-leader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/articleAID=/20061009/NEWS04/610090381 http://www.missourinet.com

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