Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Two NY counties pull their residents from Pennsylvania facility where autistic man died in hot van

From The AP:

MINEOLA, N.Y. — Two New York counties are pulling their residents from a Pennsylvania center for disabled teens and young adults after two clients died there in 10 months.

Officials in Nassau and Suffolk counties had at least 11 residents at Woods Services in Langhorne, Pa. They say they acted after the July death of 20-year-old Bryan Nevins of Oceanside, N.Y.

Nevins has severe autism and died after being left in an overheated van for hours. The home says it's cooperating with investigators.

Another Long Island resident died in October after he walked away from the home and fell from an overpass into traffic.

A counselor at Woods Services was also charged this month with selling cocaine out of the company's parking lot.