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Federal Judge Signs Order on Southbury Training School Settlement

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A federal court judge has signed off on a settlement agreement in a 16-year-old class action lawsuit concerning the intellectually disabled residents living at the Southbury Training School.
U.S. District Court Judge Ellen Bree Burns signed an order approving the deal on Friday. The settlement between the state’s Department of Developmental Services and The Arc of Connecticut, an advocacy group, was originally reached in July.
Under the settlement, teams of experts will provide the 441 residents and their guardians detailed recommendations about the best settings for the residents in order to help them decide whether to be placed in the community.
The residents can still continue to live at the Southbury campus, which has not accepted any new admissions since 1986.

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