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Protecting The Disabled

Deaths of residents in homes for the developmentally disabled in New York are disproportionately higher than other states. Many deaths in New York are unreported or the cause of death is listed as 'unknown'. These deaths, often from choking, drowning, falling, fire and runaways, result from the State's failure to report reliable statistics as to the causes of deaths, failure to appreciate deficiencies in the care of residents, and failure to administer statewide protocols and regulations to prevent recurring maltreatment.