I am the mother of a child with special needs. Getting the help we need is not always easy. The Bluegrass Area Development District has been there for us every step of the way. My son’s support broker is a lifeline for us in navigating the confusing bureaucracy of Frankfort.
Now, that lifeline is at risk of being severed without any real reason being given to the more than 700 families served by BGADD in 17 counties. As clients of the CDO program, we have not been given any real answers by the governor’s office or the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. This is causing undue anxiety for everyone involved.
It is sad and unfair to take advantage of the weakest among us, namely, the elderly and disabled. BGADD needs to remain in place to advocate for them when no one else appears to care. That is what they do best. If any changes need to be made, that can be done without disrupting these fragile lives.
Shelia H. Lucero