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Robrt L. Pela

Robrt Pela is a Pulliam Prize-winning writer who has worked at magazines including Psychology Today, The Advocate, Phoenix Home and Garden and Men’s Fitness. For the past 30 years, he has been a columnist at Phoenix New Times and a correspondent with the NPR member station KJZZ. His last book was Filthy, a biography of the film director John Waters. He and his husband live in Phoenix, Ariz., and look forward, post-pandemic, to returning to their homes in Niles, Ohio and Bargemon, France.

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Why Some Adults with Developmental Disabilities Become Wards of the State

Parents of adult children with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) sometimes assume family will step in when they die. That's not always the case.
June 6, 2022
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