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Will plays with his game boy before his mother leaves to go to work on Thursday, March 15, 2007, in Aurora, Colo. He plans to play is game boy or watch TV when he is left alone. His mother Dottie Kerr is worried about leaving him alone -- Will is prone to seizures. Dottie Kerr has been fighting for government-funded support services for her austic, 18-year-old son since Will was a toddler. Even after winning a lawsuit against an agency that denied Will was handicapped, she's still on an eight-year waiting list. The 50-something mom is among thousands of aging Colorado parents with disabled children who live with a daily fear that they could die, leaving their children with no support, because of state waiting lists as long as 10 years. Now a state lawmaker is pushing for a special committee to explore what's causing the backlog in services for Colorado's most vulnerable citizens and give parents more transparency about the mysterious, frustrating system that determines who receives the $200 million annually. (LINDA McCONNELL/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS) ***

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