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Audit criticizes Developmental Disabilities wait list

OLYMPIA – More than 15,000 people who qualify for a program to aid the disabled are on a waiting list and receive no services because there's not enough money, a state audit of the Developmental Disability program says.

The program spends about $900 million a year on assistance to state residents with developmental disabilities, but that's not enough to cover more than 35,000 who qualify for aid, the state auditor's office said. Among its recommendations was for the Legislature to significantly increase the amount it spends on the program and develop a plan to reduce the wait list. . .

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