PA DHS Expanded For Intellectual Disabilities

Pennsylvanians with intellectual disabilities are benefiting from the state budget for the fiscal year that began in July. Radio PA's David Payne reports. The Department of Human Services has received an additional 100 million dollars over the last 2 budget years to expand services for autism and other intellectual disabilities. Deputy Secretary Nancy Thaler says the increase works to ease the backlog of those seeking services, especially once they graduate high school. The additional funds mark the second largest expansion of services in the history of the office of Developmental Programs.