Senate OKs measure for developmentally disabled
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Any money saved by closing two state facilities for Oklahoma's most severely developmentally disabled residents would have to go toward providing services for the disabled under a measure approved by the state Senate.
The Senate voted unanimously on Monday for the resolution that requires the Department of Human Services to use any savings from the closure of the Southern Oklahoma Resource Center in Pauls Valley and the Northern Oklahoma Resource Center in Enid to provide services and programs for those with developmental disabilities.
The Oklahoma Commission for Human Services voted last year to close SORC by April 2014 and NORC by August 2015. The two facilities have a total of 231 residents who will be transitioned to community based settings over the next two years.
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