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William A. O'Neill:
An Inventory of His Gubernatorial Records at the Connecticut State Archives

Subseries Title: Mental Retardation

Subseries ID: 001CL-0090

Subseries is: 001CL-0090
Folder is: Mental Retardation
Box # Folder ID Folder Title Folder Dates Content
163  0090CL-001  Mental Retardation  January-March 1981  Drafts of bills appointing guardians or conservators for the mentally ill who need medical or dental treatment; personnel issues; urge to Governor to provide more funding for community programs; criti 
163  0090CL-002  Mental Retardation  April-August 1981  Governor defends comments by Commissioner Thorne about a bill allowing the mentally retarded to wear their own clothes; transportation problems; parents object to their child being transferred to a co 
163  0090CL-003  Mental Retardation  September-December 1981  Comparison of costs for institutional and community-based care of mentally ill by the Association for Retarded Citizens; clients need placement in institutions; personnel issues; protests cuts for she 
164  0090CL-004  Mental Retardation--Facilities  1981  Criticism of Eliot Dober, Director of the Office of Protection and Advocacy for the Handicapped, for insensitivity, and a call for his resignation; concerns that Southbury Training School not receivin 
164  0090CL-005  Mental Retardation--Northwest Regional Center  1981  Reviews of Finding of No Significant Impact regarding construction of the Northwestern Regional Center in Torrington; notes concerning informational meeting about the new center; residents oppose the 
164  0090CL-006  Mental Retardation--Northwest Regional Center Minutes  1976-1981  Map of possible site for center; minutes of the Advisory and Planning Council of Northwest Regional Center; annual reports. 
164  0090CL-007  Mental Retardation--Northwest Regional Center news clippings  1967-1981   
164  0090CL-008  Mental Retardation--[Memos to/from Commissioner] Thorne  April 1980-April 1981  Information concerning the development of An Act Concerning the Placement of Mentally Retarded Persons; revised drafts of the bill; amendments to H.B. 5740; annual report of the Supervised Apartment P 
164  0090CL-009  Mental Retardation--[Memos to/from Commissioner] Thorne  May-December 1981  Responses to audit reports; Department concerned about new policy concerning filling direct care positions; Commissioner refutes report of the Association for Retarded Citizens; comparing institutiona 
164  0090CL-010  Mental Retardation--Youngberg v Romeo  1981  Constituents and advocates for the mentally retarded object to Connecticut filing amicus brief in the Youngberg v Romeo case. Governor responds with copy of Deputy Attorney General Peter Gillies' exp 
164  0090CL-011  Mental Retardation  1982  Commissioner requests all block grant funds be used for Day Treatment Services; nursing homes for mentally retarded children cannot survive on low reimbursement rates set by state; nursing home for me 
164  0090CL-012  Mental Retardation--[Memos to/from Commissioner] Thorne  1982-1983  Community Training Home complains about not receiving payments for services; Motor Pool complains about Department Superintendents garaging state vehicles at home; discussion with Elisha Freedman abou 
164  0090CL-013  Mental Retardation  1983  Draft of the preliminary plan for implementing the CARC v Thorne Consent Decree. 
164  0090CL-014  Mental Retardation  1984  Family members and advocates object to violent patients being housed at a institution for the mentally retarded; concern about implementation of regulations relative to P.A. 83-39; neighbors oppose se 
164  0090CL-015  Mental Retardation--[Memos to/from Commissioner]  January-April 1984  Latest proposed Consent Decree; description of internal administrative process for transition of Department programs from larger facilities to group homes; list of group homes; draft of Department's p 
165  0090CL-016  Mental Retardation--[Memos to/from Commissioner]  May-December 1984  Organizational charts and management process materials concerning implementation of the Consent Decree; information concerning the federal government's proposed cancellation of the provider agreement 
165  0090CL-017  Mental Retardation  1985  Response to audit report; Governor praises state's efforts to employ persons with disabilities; request to use building at Connecticut Valley Hospital as a homeless shelter; problems with construction 
165  0090CL-018  Mental Retardation  1986  Labor negotiations; concern about damage to Camp Harkness; personnel problems at the Northwest Regional Center; response to audit report; Governor describes amendment to state constitution ensuring ri 
165  0090CL-019  Mental Retardation  January 1-20, 1987  Parents object to moving children from institutions to group homes; objections to removing mentally retarded from Seaside Center; parent needs placement for autistic son; parent demands information co 
165  0090CL-020  Mental Retardation  January 21-31, 1987  Client having trouble getting to work; private service providers cannot keep staff due to low salaries; object to mentally ill being housed with the mentally retarded; client in supervised apartment 
165  0090CL-021  Mental Retardation  February 1987  Need more sheltered workshops; object to mentally ill being housed with the mentally retarded; concern about parental rights in placement decisions; General Accounting Office report on services provid 
165  0090CL-022  Mental Retardation  March 1-24, 1987  Problems paying state for services; parents complain that mentally disabled still living at home cannot get placement in group home due to Consent Decree making residents of institutions first priorit 
165  0090CL-023  Mental Retardation  March 25-31, 1987  Organization developing group homes needs immediate payment to cover costs; model for medical respite for children; update on client who needs special placement; housing problem. 
166  0090CL-024  Mental Retardation  April-May 1987  Attorney General's opinion regarding psychological services performed for the Department; parents complain that mentally disabled still living at home cannot get placement in group home due to Consent 
166  0090CL-025  Mental Retardation  June 1987  Parents need placement for children; parents concerned for safety of children in group homes; personnel issues; concern about underutilization of Mystic Education Center; concern about placing court-o 
166  0090CL-026  Mental Retardation  July 1987  Parent does not want to give up parental rights in order to find placement for son; neighbors object to group homes, allege Department purchased the units under false pretenses; question concerning ac 
166  0090CL-027  Mental Retardation  August 1987  Concern about Governor's intervention in threatened strike by private health care workers; violent client needs permanent placement for his parents' safety; object to policy allowing residents of home 
166  0090CL-028  Mental Retardation  September-October 1987  Parent concerned for adult child's safety in group home; concern about level of supervision for clients who attend church services; thank Governor for intervening in pending strike at Oak Hill School 
166  0090CL-029  Mental Retardation  November-December 1987  Community Training Home not receiving timely reimbursements; overview of rent subsidy program operated by the Department; state employee wants to remain in state housing while on workers' compensation 
166  0090CL-030  Mental Retardation--[Commissioner Appointment]  1987  Support and opposition to the reappointment of Brian Lensink as Commissioner. 
166  0090CL-031  Mental Retardation  January-March 1988  Complaint that mentally disabled still living at home cannot get placement in group home due to Consent Decree making residents of institutions first priority; analysis of federal bills concerning the 
167  0090CL-032  Mental Retardation  April 1988  Lack of residential and day programs for mentally disabled still living at home violates the CARC v Thorne Consent Decree; resident of rest home seeks supervised apartment; parent protests placement a 
167  0090CL-033  Mental Retardation  May 1988  Parent concerned that placement may be inappropriate; parents seeking placement for children; parent critical of perceived lack of assistance from Department; allegation that lack of residential and d 
167  0090CL-034  Mental Retardation  June-July 1988  Aging parents or other family members seek permanent placement for child still living at home but are thwarted by the Consent Decree; service providers concerned that state budget cuts will force thei 
167  0090CL-035  Mental Retardation  August 1988  Protest funding cuts that limit placement of adult children still living at home or that eliminate other programs; thanks Governor for restoring funds; settlement agreement to resolve contempt motion 
167  0090CL-036  Mental Retardation  September-October 1988  Parent fears for safety of child in group home because of another client; protest imprisonment of mentally retarded man for disorderly behavior; protest termination of respite care services; protest D 
167  0090CL-037  Mental Retardation  November-December 1988  Parents who wish to keep child home cannot get necessary services and support from Department; advocacy group protests a client's treatment; aging parents seek permanent placement for child still livi 
167  0090CL-038  Mental Retardation  January 1989  Advocacy group having trouble getting client placed in a group home; responses to audit reports; clients leaving school cannot get assistance because of lack of transition mechanism from Children's S 
168  0090CL-039  Mental Retardation  February 1989  Personnel issues; concerns about rumor of closing Mansfield Training Center; parent needs respite care; transportation problems; parent fears for safety of child in institution; parent must relinquish 
168  0090CL-040  Mental Retardation  March 1989  Sibling requests transfer of brother; personnel issues; client needs increase in funds to pay respite care worker; response to audit report; urgent need to find placement for retarded adult; need day 
168  0090CL-041  Mental Retardation  April 1989  Protest that parents who keep retarded child at home do not receive services; complaint about working conditions at Southbury Training School; report of group home resident missing; opposes H.B. 7224; 
168  0090CL-042  Mental Retardation  May 1989  Oppose cuts to Department budget; concern about change in providers for medical care to clients in southeastern Connecticut; ask Governor to reconsider Department policy concerning do not resuscitate 
169  0090CL-043  Mental Retardation  June-July 1989  Ask Governor to reconsider Department policy concerning do not resuscitate orders for retarded individuals; father recuperating from surgery wants retarded son returned home; parent does not want chil 
169  0090CL-044  Mental Retardation  August 1989  Client in supervised apartment wants to return to Southbury Training School; criticism of Commissioner Lensink; concern about lack of funds for day programs for children beyond school age; Seaside Cen 
169  0090CL-045  Mental Retardation  September 1989  Parents and guardians seek permanent placement for child; thanks for and continuing requests for assistance from Governor's office; audit report and response; problems with Social Security benefits; c 
169  0090CL-046  Mental Retardation  October 1989  Landlord wants state to reimburse for damages to building used as group home; parent seeks permanent placement for child; guardian seeks placement for individual; audit reports; concern about change 
169  0090CL-047  Mental Retardation  December 1989  Concerns about lack of staff at Southbury Training School; response to audit report; Community Associates of Connecticut respond to complaints; parent concerned for safety of son in group home; audit 
169  0090CL-048  [Mental Retardation]--Institutes  1989  Meeting minutes and agendas of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Living. 
169  0090CL-049  [Mental Retardation]--Mansfield  1989  Information concerning the closing of Mansfield Training School and the relocation of employees. 
169  0090CL-050  DMR [Mental Retardation]  January-April 1990  Union activities at National Community Development Corp.; need for emergency residential placement; investigation of complaint about group home; parents seek permanent placement; request additional fu 
169  0090CL-051  DMR [Mental Retardation]  May-June 1990  Constituent concerned that state is not using money wisely in contracts with private service providers; use of state land for affordable housing; Council on Mental Retardation supports U.S. Senate bil 
169  0090CL-052  DMR [Mental Retardation]  July-August 1990  Client in supervised apartment wants to return to Southbury Training School; parents seek permanent placement for children; request additional funding for Connecticut Institute for the Blind; Associat 
170  0090CL-053  DMR [Mental Retardation]  September-December 1990  Private service providers receive contract adjustment that allows increase in wages; ask Governor's office to intervene in eviction case; parents concerned about placement of children with special nee 
170  0090CL-054  DMR [Mental Retardation--Memos to/from Commissioner]  1990  Responses to audit reports; annual report of Department's Quality Assurance Division.