Thursday, June 12, 2008

A report by the New York's state inspector general says "two agencies neglected their duties in investigating alleged abuses of an autistic and developmentally disabled adolescent while he was in the care of a Dutchess County school"

And in particular, says that the state Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for People with Disabilities conducted a "shoddy child-abuse investigation, failing to fully address allegations" that the child "was neglected, inadaquately fed and left to lie naked on a urine-soaked bed."

"The case of Johnathon Carey teaches us that our disabled children deserve a better system," the state inspector general said in releasing his report.

Read the Times Union's coverage of the NY state inspector's report here.