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By Tom Hester | December 10th, 2012 - 3:55pm
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Fuentes & Vainieri Huttle Bill to Create Bill of Rights for Family Members of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Advanced by Assembly Panel

(TRENTON) – Legislation Assembly Democrats Angel Fuentes and Valerie Vainieri Huttle sponsored to establish a bill of rights for the parents and siblings of persons with developmental disabilities was advanced Monday by an Assembly panel.

“Family members of persons with developmental disabilities dedicate their lives to their children, and these parents are an integral part of supporting their children's health, quality of life and general well-being,” said Fuentes (D-Camden/Gloucester). “But these parents and siblings sometimes face enormous barriers to accessing the support they need, and often can feel overwhelmed and worn down by the very system designed to help them. We need to make sure their legal rights are always protected..."

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