Grad Supporters, The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ recommendations for the budget have come out. As hoped, they affirmed that all of the 2017 grads will be funded AND are asking for a plan for the future that includes input from stakeholders like you! As we see opportunities arise, we will be in touch. The […]
More Advocacy The state advocacy work usually runs December-March, tied to when our General Assembly meets. From May-November, we offer to meet with our state representatives in the homes of families in this area. Please let me know if you’d like to talk about hosting one of these meetings.
Thank you all so much for an absolutely extraordinary budget hearing. It was such a moving, powerful day. I want to give a huge thank you to Rikki, Elizabeth, Sheila, Sean, Frank, Lisa, and Stephen for speaking. As you saw by the applause and standing ovations, you all knocked it out of the park!
Please see the action alert from The Arc of US below. The renewed discussion re: Medicaid Block Grants/Per Capita Caps pose a tremendous threat to Virginians with developmental disabilities and their families. Please take action as soon as possible.
A message from our Director of Advocacy, Lucy Beadnell, to all who had expressed a particular interest in funding for the 2017 grads and beyond in Fairfax.
From The Arc National…. Thank You! Congress Pulls Health Care Bill THANK YOU! Thousands of members of The Arc called, emailed, visited their members of Congress and shared their stories about the importance of the ACA and Medicaid in the lives of people with disabilities and their families – and it worked! Speaker Paul Ryan […]
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board is Re-Prioritizing their Services Opportunity for Public Comment The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) is now the single point of entry for intellectual and developmental disability services in Fairfax County and the City of Falls Church. The CSB is looking for your feedback on their “priority access guidelines.” […]
The Arc of Northern Virginia recognizes that now more than ever, all families must engage in financial planning when their children are young. That is why beginning in late March, The Arc of Northern Virginia is offering, Take Control: Building Financial Security a FREE six-part financial education series. These sessions will provide families with the […]
Thank you for the concerns you’ve expressed and the actions you have taken related to the 2017 graduates. Yesterday afternoon the Board of Supervisors heard a presentation from the Community Services Board that lays out a plan for 2017 and beyond. I’ve updated our action alert to reflect these changes, and I’ll summarize below.
While Virginia has been making steady progress in its transition to a community-based system since entering into the DOJ Agreement in 2012, actions taken in the 2017 Virginia General Assembly session indicate that the Commonwealth may be contemplating a step backwards. And this is just Virginia. …Now let’s talk about our Federal Medicaid and ACA. The […]