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Consequences of Violating the Right to Therapy

Spectrum E-News, in collaboration with the Mental Health Project of Spectrum Institute, will be publishing a series of articles on the consequences of denying adults with developmental disabilities prompt and equal access to a full range of mental health therapies available to people without disabilities. The right to such access is protected by the constitution as well as state and federal nondiscrimination laws. Depriving vulnerable adults of necessary mental health therapy is a form of abuse which could trigger criminal and civil liability for caregivers and guardians. Professional fiduciaries and licensed professionals who violate the right to therapy also could […]

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