GUESTS: RONNIE POLANECZKY, AUDREY (DEE) COCCIA & MAUREEN DEVANEY
Daily News columnist, RONNIE POLANECZKY, has been writing a series about aging parents of intellectual and developmental disabled adults. The series, called Falling off the Cliff, takes us through several stories of families who struggle with reporting incidents of incompetence or abuse from caregivers. Some families are having difficulty finding employment, housing and medical services for their disabled children. They also can have anxiety about what will happen to their children when they die. In this hour, we talk with Ronnie about her findings. We’re also joined by AUDREY (DEE) COCCIA and MAUREEN DEVANEY,co-founders and co-executive directors of Vision for EQuality, Inc., who have advocated for over 30 years for their own intellectual and developmental disabled adult children and many others.