As parents of a disabled daughter, I read with much interest the article titled "911 call: Malnourished boy 'stiff as a board.''' There are many questions needing answers:
Parents served two years in prison for forcing some of their special needs children to sleep in cages. Who followed up on these children after the parents were released?
Were the special needs children involved in any educational program, i.e. school or workshop? If so, how much did their educational programs know? Were there home visits?
Did the family have home health services? If so, how often did they visit and what did they see?
Were the children on Medicaid? How often did they check on the family?
Was there a case manager involved? If so, how often did they visit and / or check on the situation?
Regarding our disabled daughter, we are checked on by Medicaid, Home Care, her case manager and Probate Court.
We receive periodic home visits.
I am almost sure there had to be agencies involved with the family. Where were they, and did they really do their job? Did they really investigate? Was anything ever reported?
There are many, many questions that need to be answered in this very sad case.