HSM230 Week 9 Capstone Checkpoint

HSM230 Week 9 Capstone Checkpoint - these programs do and...

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Running head: CAPSTONE CHECKPOINT 1 Capstone Checkpoint Kristina M Spencer HSM230 March 24, 2011 Katisha Everett
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CAPSTONE CHECKPOINT 2 Capstone Checkpoint The issue I decided to write about is the budget cuts that are coming to day rehabilitation programs for the developmentally disabled adults. If this budget cut goes through it could cause a number of issues such as lays offs for staff, a reduction in hours for individuals to attend programs which in turn decreases the amount of money that is paid to the agencies, and also can result in programs closing down and this population would have no other resources to get therapies they severely need. The major ethical dilemma I see with the budget cuts is that if they happen these individuals will not get the care they need. To me it appears the government has no idea what
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Unformatted text preview: these programs do and how much they help this population. Without these services some of our clients would never be able to walk, talk, sign, toilet themselves etc. these are all things our programs help them learn. One of the ways we can respond to this issue is to write letters to the state legislature letting them know how important these services are. The company I currently work for actually did this, and emailed letters to the state representative. Another thing we did was attend a rally with some of our clients to talk directly to the judge who will be ruling in this matter. It was amazing to see such a turn out and although it may not have helped it is important for our agencies to educate the community as to what we do....
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This note was uploaded on 05/29/2011 for the course HSM 230 taught by Professor Dowdell during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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