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    Kim Humphrey, of Auburn, a cancer survivor and mother of an adult non-verbal son with autism, speaks Wednesday during a news conference featuring families concerned about new rules that they said could devastate services for adults with intellectual disabilities or autism in the State House Welcome Center in Augusta.

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    David Cowing, of Woolwich, the father of an adult son with an intellectual disability and mental health issues, speaks during a news conference Wednesday in the State House Welcome Center. Families expressed concern about new rules that they said could devastate services for adults with intellectual disabilities or autism before attending a hearing before the Department of Health and Human Services to testify against the new rules.

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    Ray Nagel, executive director of the Independence Association, speaks Wednesday during a news conference featuring families concerned about new rules that they said could devastate services for adults with intellectual disabilities or autism.

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    Cullen Ryan, chairman of the Maine Coalition for Housing and Quality Services, speaks during a news conference Wednesday that featured families concerned about new rules that they said could devastate services for adults with intellectual disabilities or autism.

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    Debbie Dionne, of Georgetown, mother of a non-verbal adult daughter with cerebral palsy and osteoporosis, speaks during a news conference featuring families concerned about new rules that they said could devastate services for adults with intellectual disabilities or autism, on Wednesday in the State House Welcome Center in Augusta.

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    Meaghan Carlson, of Gardiner, the niece and legal guardian of a 78-year-old man with developmental disabilities, speaks during a news conference featuring families concerned about new rules that they said could devastate services for adults with intellectual disabilities or autism, on Wednesday in the State House Welcome Center in Augusta. They held the event before attending a hearing before the Department of Health and Human Services to testify against the new rules.

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