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Forum Monday at UB focuses on future of sheltered workshops

State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, will hold a public hearing on the future of sheltered workshops and plans phase them out from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Center for Tomorrow, University of Buffalo North Campus

Ortt, the chairman of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee, will lead the forum and be joined by State Sens. Patrick Gallivan, R-Elma, and Michael Ranzenhofer, R-Amherst.

Other forum participants include members of the developmental disabilities communities those employers.