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April 2, 2013

Respite home to open in town


Tonawanda News — But Town Attorney John Flynn said the New York State Mental Hygiene Law allows homes for the developmentally disabled to be housed in a residential area, and that in this case, a hearing wasn’t warranted. 

In response, Community Services said there is a high demand for such a home, and that the operation of the respite center would cause little to no disturbance. 

“In the immediate Buffalo area, there are hundreds of families that seek overnight respite services for children with developmental disabilities. Currently, there are only a handful of overnight respite sites in Western New York,” the statement reads. “None of these is near the City of Buffalo and all have long waiting lists.”

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