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On September 13, 2016, a group of adults with developmental disabilities and their families filed a lawsuit against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the acting director of the New York Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) seeking expanded certified residential living opportunities for all adult consumers eligible for OPWDD services.  More than 11,000 individuals with development disabilities statewide have asked OPWDD for supported housing. Their names are on the Residential Request List, but they are still waiting for placement; the average wait is seven years. About 50% of those eligible individuals live with caregiver parents who are . . .
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