We are hopeful and heartened by the recent confirmation of a new commissioner of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities for New York State.
In addition to confirming Courtney Burke as commissioner of OPWDD, the state Senate also confirmed Robert Bearden as chairman of the Commission on Quality of Care, an independent organization that serves as a watchdog over state and private institutions for the disabled.
“Our constituencies across the state are asking us to take a personal interest,” said Sen. Roy McDonald, R-Saratoga Springs, who chairs the Senate Mental Health Committee.
Sounds like Albany is listening. We hope so!