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Disability Rights Pennsylvania Staff Attorney Gabe Labella Testifies Before Philadelphia City Council on Children with Disabilities and Institutional Placement

Each year, hundreds of Philadelphia children with disabilities are removed from their communities and isolated from their families in distant, institutional placements, some even out-of-state.  On Thursday, May 17, 2018, DRP Staff Attorney Gabe Labella testified before Philadelphia City Council at a public hearing to address this issue and to ask City Council to proactively support efforts to bring these children home.

Click here to read Ms. Labella’s full testimony.