Virginia’s plan to close certain centers that aid the developmentally disabled is raising concerns.
Jan. 24, 2013 Adam Bertman, 41, who has severe behavioral issues and autism, makes his home at the Northern Virginia Training Center in Fairfax. Virginia plans to close all but one of its institutions for the developmentally disabled. Family members are fighting the plan, arguing that their loved ones, many of whom are so disabled they have problems with basic functions, need far more care than they will probably get in community-based group homes. Nikki Kahn/THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo