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Despite Regulations, Low-Income Californians With Learning Disabilities Often Fall Through the Crack

Shortly after she began participating in California’s Welfare-to-Work program, Michele Marino began to think she was going crazy.

The single mother had just enrolled in a government cash-assistance program to help support herself and her two young sons, while she searched for a job and took classes at a community college. But daily tasks, school, parenting and the government requirements to stay in the welfare program felt overwhelming.