Forum held to help those with developmental disabilities
Story by 13 On Your Side Newsroom
YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) – A forum was
held today to better discuss how to eliminate barriers for people with
The event hosted by the Morrison
Institute for Public Policy was held at Arizona Western
The evening's event was one of three
During the forum, people with
developmental disabilities spoke with a panel of officials in a series of group
The goal is to find out how they
live their lives and what problems they have living in a small city.
"We discovered they have lots of
aspirations just like us," said David Daugherty of the Morrison Institute of
Public Policy. "They have interest in living by themselves, they have interest
in getting out on their own. It's very instructive."
Executive Director of ADDPC Larry
Clausen said, "I think Yuma
may be a head of the pack in some ways, they seem to be much more organized and
very articulate about what they think is important."
Afterward, the panel openly
discussed ways to determine how those affected can get through the barriers
they may be experiencing.
there were forums in Flagstaff, Sierra
Vista and Prescott
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