Profit and Abuse at Homes for the Profoundly Disabled
Dec 10, 2015 - 3:30:21 PM

( - Privately run residential programs were supposed to be an antidote to the ills of institutional care for society's most vulnerable: children and adults with profound disabilities like severe autism. 

But a deep examination of AdvoServ -- a veteran industry player now owned by a private equity firm -- shows how a powerful, well-financed provider can exploit a fractured system, using its deep pockets to beat back sanctions, bully regulators and shape the very rules it plays by, ProPublica's Heather Vogell writes.

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