STAUNTON, Va. (AP) - More than 60 people with intellectual disabilities have been moved from state training centers into their communities under a settlement between Virginia and the federal government.
The $2 billion settlement stems from a lawsuit the Justice Department filed against Virginia over what it called violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
The Daily News Leader reports that 22 of the 61 people moved from Central Virginia and Southside training centers received Medicaid waivers. Thirty-four received slots for community-based services through a related program.
Under such waivers, people with intellectual or development disabilities give up their right to state institutional care in exchange for services.
The other residents chose an intermediate care facility.
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