Sign the Petition to Improve Access to IDD Services
The Colorado Joint Budget Committee has voted to draft a bill to significantly strengthen supports for Coloradans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The legislation would fund 300 new waiver enrollments to reduce the waiting list, assist people with aging caregivers, and increase compensation for the critical workforce of Direct Support Professionals in Colorado. Learn more about the bill and see who’s already in support. We need you – the Colorado IDD community – to tell the JBC and the General Assembly that you support this bill!
Sign YOUR Name to the Petition!
State Legislators and Advocates Needed for Interviews
Parents Empowering Parents: National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities and Their Families is conducting interviews with individuals who have worked on state legislation to protect the rights of parents with disabilities and their children. Qualified participants must speak English, be 18 years or older, and have been involved with state legislation related to parents with disabilities as a legislator, legislative staff, advocate, attorney, or child welfare professional. Participants involved in pending legislation may also qualify. Information gathered from these interviews will be used to develop technical resources for advocates and legislators. For more information or to participate in an interview, contact Robyn Powell, JD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.