Today, I was sad to learn that even though the budget for Florida increased, the amount allocated for persons with developmental disabilities was decreased.  Most of those decreases came from the back of the services people will be allowed to receive.  Providers will not be paid less.  However, the amount of services that a person who is mentally challenged has decreased. 

It is a sad day in the annuls of advocacy when providers are allowed to keep their funding but the people they serve are cut.  I pray that no where is this considered a victory.