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The Maher Garden Center in Middletown, operated by the John L. Maher Center, will be closing temporarily at the end of 2015 for their seasonal closing.When it re-opens in the spring, it will have a whole new feel to it as far as operations and the people who work there.
The 17 employees with disabilities who currently work there will no longer will be there in March because of new state mandates that will change employment services for those with disabilities from center-based employment services to community-based.
Annette Bourbonniere, an activist for the rights of persons with disabilities and Ray and Virginia Heins, parents of a gentleman affected by programs at Maher Center closing, joined Ryan Belmore (Owner & Editor of What’sUpNewp) on The Open Forum on 1540 AM WADK Newport to discuss the issue on Tuesday, December 29th.
Listen to the interview and discussion by clicking the links below or by visiting HERE.
12:30pm – 1pm
The Open Forum with Ryan Belmore 12-29-15 December 29th, 2015 01:17pm Annette Bourbonniere and Ray & Virginia Heinz joined Ryan to discuss the recent state mandate changes to the James L. Maher Center and Maher Garden Center.
1pm – 2pm
The Open Forum with Ryan Belmore 12-29-15 December 29th, 2015 01:07pm Annette Bourbonniere and Ray & Virginia Heinz joined Ryan to discuss the recent state mandate changes to the James L. Maher Center and Maher Garden Center.
Listen to The Open Forum every weekday from 12:30pm – 2pm on 1540 AM WADK Newport & online at wadk.com.