Public policy

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    Redcross26
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    Im on the Public policy committee with the DD (Developmental Disabilities) council! 

     

    Is there anything i can do to help? Maybe I can take any issues you guys have to the next meeting next month!

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    Desiree Kameka
    Keymaster

    There are several immediate issues that must be addressed in order to ensure the future of autistic adults and others with I/DD will be full of choices and opportunities:

    • Policy must not limit where individuals can live or work by refusing access to their supports in certain settings the state deems not “home and community.”
    • Waitlists for access to essential support services continue to grow, and advocates must urge their state to increase funding in order to meet the growing demand for adult services.
    • States must offer flexible enough waiver options to meet the diverse needs of individuals with I/DD, including by way of consumer-directed or self-determination waivers.
    • Housing lacks affordability. Therefore, advocating for more affordable housing funding is essential to ensure individuals with I/DD can afford homes and are not forced into the “next empty bed” when a crisis arises.
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