ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland lawmaker is calling for statewide standards relating to approaching the disabled, after a man with Down syndrome died when police tried to remove him from a movie theater.
Del. Heather Mizeur asked Gov. Martin O'Malley in a letter Tuesday to launch an investigation under the state's health department.
Mizeur, a Montgomery County Democrat who is running for governor, requested a commission be formed to design statewide standards for workforce training.
MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) - An organization that helps disabled people work and socialize has opened a new $1.8 million facility in Sussex County.
The new Chimes center on DuPont Highway in Millsboro replaces an older, leased space in the town. Marty Lampner, the company's CEO, says Chimes currently serves 35 people and will be able to help more than double that number at the new facility.
Irv and Phyllis Levin, whose son Jaime is disabled, gave $100,000 to help build the new Chimes center and it bears their name.