Families Rally for Funding for Kids With Special Needs in Van Nuys

POSTED 11:09 PM, APRIL 5, 2019, BY ELIZABETH ESPINOSA AND BRIAN DAY

Advocates for the disabled gathered at the state building in Van Nuys Friday to urge lawmakers to ensure that the most vulnerable members of society are properly cared for.

Demonstrators said there is not enough funding for caregiving services for disabled individuals and funding hasn't increased for decades, though the costs of providing those services have.

Demonstrators demand increased funding for serviced to help the disabled at a protest outside the state building in Van Nuys on April 5, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

The group called on state officials to provide a funding increase of 8% to help stabilize support system for the disabled in the current state budget, which was proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in January and will be finalized over the summer.

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