Today, CPR was proud to join our disability and aging advocacy colleagues to celebrate the reintroduction of the Disability Integration Act in the U.S. House and Senate. The DIA is a bipartisan proposal to ensure the full integration of people with disabilities in the community.
- clarifies that every individual who is eligible for long term services and supports (LTSS) has a federally protected right to a real choice in how they receive services and supports;
- ensures that states and other LTSS insurance providers deliver services in a manner that allows individuals to live in the most integrated setting, have maximum control over their services and supports, and lead an independent life;
- gives states broad latitude to determine how they will secure the right to community living;
- establishes a comprehensive planning requirement that includes enforceable
- requires public entities to address the need for affordable, accessible, integrated housing that is independent of service delivery; and establishes stronger, targeted enforcement mechanisms.
You can learn more about the DIA here.