Advocacy

Topics:

Community Integration •  Criminal & Juvenile Justice  • Education  • Employment  • Health Care  • Involuntary Interventions • Legal Capacity

Featured Issue:

Employment. Get the latest on our work advancing opportunities for real work for real wages for people with disabilities, including bills expanding competitive integrated employment and ending subminimum wage for people with disabilities.  More on employment here.

Medicaid:

We know it can be hard to keep up with everything that’s happening so we created a page to give you a few quick facts and updates about the most pressing issues.

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Update: January 17, 2019
Thanks to your hard work, Congress just passed the Medicaid Extenders Act of 2019, a bill that includes an extension of Money Follows the Person program and the spousal impoverishment protections for people receiving home and community based services.  While this is only a short-term extension it will give us momentum as we work with members of Congress for a longer extension of these critical programs.  Keep updated on our efforts to fund MFP in the 116th Congress here.

Update: January 15, 2019
Today, CPR was proud to celebrate the reintroduction of the Disability Integration Act (DIA) in the U.S. House and Senate with our disability and aging advocacy colleagues.  The DIA is a bipartisan proposal to ensure the full integration of people with disabilities in the community.  Learn more about the DIA here.