The closing of SSLC cottages has more to do with developers hovering to take over the prime real estate of the large Austin campus than the needs of the residents being evicted [“Sun to Set on Severely Disabled Patients
,” News, Aug. 15]. After a year of looking at group homes in the area, I can say unequivocally that they will not provide as much care as the Austin SSLC. Many of these residents have never known another home, some are medically fragile, and relocating to another state-supported living center would require parents and guardians to travel long distances. This is a travesty and a violation of the rights of the defenseless.