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State Legislative Candidates Discuss Disabilities

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State Legislative candidates gather at MSU Billings City College to hear about the issues surrounding citizens with disabilities.

The candidates fielded questions about how they would fix certain problems, such as helping families receive the best health care for their child's disabilities.

Karen Graf is a mother of a 14-year-old boy with Down syndrome, and was one of the organizers of the forum.

Graf says she would like to see the candidates focus on helping children with disabilities transition from high school into the job force, and to have the ability to further their education in college.

"What things can we be doing in the next four years that would help him to get the most out of life? He has the majority of his life coming up after high school and so we're excited to see where that takes us, but not knowing exactly what services will be available for him," Graf said.

Graf says she's experienced problems finding the right health care for her son and figuring out how to get him the best education.

Several questions centered around health care tonight and the difficulty of finding medical plans to cover their child's disability.

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