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Apr 27, 2016

Advocates: Don’t let Tacachale residents fall through cracks

Tacachale is in the news lately and it's likely that major changes will be coming for its residents and caregivers. Sometimes politicians, developers, state agencies and the public pressure decision-makers into choices not well vetted by groups closest to the issues. We are concerned that plans affecting Tacachale and the state land on which it is located will be made without adequate input from a cross section of advocates for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD), the people Tacachale serves.

We hope our community will consider making Tacachale a model community. Designate the smaller acreage reserved for Tacachale to be close to and integrated with areas developed for compatible uses such as shopping and residential areas. This will enable our state-run residence of last resort to be integrated into the newly envisioned east side development.

Photo credit: Erica Brough/Staff Photographer – Gainesville Sun

Photo caption: Vocation instructors at Tacachale assist a resident as she is working at the center for the intellectually disabled., The Gainesville Sun, April 27, 2016. (Read entire article)

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