Kidnapping of IDD individuals Seeking Stories

By Maureen Welch, Volunteer activist and Mom to an HCBS waiver recipient

Seeking stories Adult Protective Services (APS) kidnapping people with Intellectual Dev. Disabilities under MANE

I have received dozens across state and want more. Send me information. Confidential.

If you or someone you know has been victimized by this arbitrary overreach and kidnapping with guardianship as a goal, please send them my way. Were you involved as a provider or family member? I will protect names and identifiers. 

More information with tactics and suggested responses will be forthcoming. Stories are already in from across the State of Colorado. It is widespread and often retaliatory. The shame often keeps people silent but NOW is the time to speak up. Providers and families have details that can help this injustice. 

Many cases have engaged attorneys.  Now is the time to unite and demand change.

I hope to hear from many more, very soon. Stay tuned! 

Maureen Welch 720-436-4121 voice or text and mpwelchco@gmail.com