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Terrence Macy (Courtesy Office of the Governor)

Terrence Macy (Courtesy Office of the Governor)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has appointed a veteran in the field of serving the developmentally disabled to head Connecticut’s agency that funds and otherwise supports the state’s network of service providers.

Terrence W. Macy was appointed Thursday to head the state Department of Developmental Services, which supports services for those with intellectual and other disabilities. It’s among the largest state agencies, with an annual budget of nearly $1 billion and more than 3,000 employees

Macy is executive director of SARAH Tuxis Residential & Community Resources Inc. He also was director of vocational and residential services at a rehabilitation facility where he developed training programs and expanded services for those with autism and adults with brain injuries.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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