Topeka — A Kansas House committee has approved a proposal from Gov. Sam Brownback to close a center for the profoundly disabled and move the residents to community-based living areas.
Brownback says closing the Kansas Neurological Institute in Topeka and moving its 156 residents over the next two years would save the state about $659,000.
While approving the closing on Tuesday, members of the House Social Services Budget Committee recommended that appropriate funding follow individuals to provide services to them in their new residences.
The committee also recommended that the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services form a committee to develop a plan to move the residents.