Sunday, March 2, 2008

Day One Update from the Disability Policy Seminar DC

Over 500 advocates, families, people with disabilities and staff from The Arc and other partners have gathered here to get a first hand look at the future of developmental disability policy.

This afternoon sessions covered multiple federal policy updates. Over the next few weeks we will take an indepth look at these important issues.

Some of the legislation being discussed includes the ADA Restoration Act, changes with Medicaid, Affordable Housing Trust Fund, the current situation with Section 811 housing, and the Higher Education Act.

The last few budgets have shown a significant lack of funding to programs that directly benefit people with disabilities. This is not going to change without your continued advocacy efforts.

Your voice matters.

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