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 […]
Our Wings For All Program for Dulles Airport, March 25, 2017 registration is now open.
The Fiscal Year 2018 draft budget (which begins on July 1, 2017) was introduced today. For the first time in years, Fairfax County’s proposed budget does NOT include our graduates with intellectual disabilities, nor does it add in the graduates with developmental disabilities who are newly under the umbrella of the Community Services Board. You […]
There has been significant regional effort by the Autism Society, The Arc of Northern Virginia, the Virginia Ability Alliance and the Fairfax Long Term Care Committee to address the need for training police officers to be aware of how persons with disabilities may react when police are called and a 911 pre-notification system. There is […]
Action Alert: Please ask your state Senator to OPPOSE budget proposals that are potentially harmful to people with developmental disabilities and their families!
The Arc of Virginia State Executive Director, Jamie Liban, just shared the message below with us. Our House and Senate are voting to keep open Training Centers for people with disabilities. This flies in the face of decades of civil rights progress, our DOJ settlement, the people who have already moved out so successfully, and […]
Our state General Assembly begins tomorrow and in 45 short days, they will pass every law that will pass this year and come up with a state budget. It is a whirlwind and a critical time for advocacy. This year, we’re having our Annual Developmental Disabilities Advocacy Day in Richmond on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. […]
Coming on March 25 2017, from 8am – 12pm at Dulles International Airport.
The Virginia Association of Centers for Independent Living (VACIL) will hold weekly webinars to discuss state legislation addressing disability issues. The webinars will be held on Wednesdays at 3:00pm. Each webinar is expected to be 15-45 minutes. Disability organizations are invited to provide information on the issues they are working. Please register to participate in […]