Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

VOR Comments to PCPID March, 2024

The President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities is meeting on March 21, 2024. In advance of that meeting, the committee has requested that any concerned parties submit comments.
Unfortunately, the committee has limited comments to 1500 characters, perhaps a reflection on how much input they want from those they claim to represent.
Click below to read VOR's full comments to the PCPID, and for information as to how you may attend the meeting online.

VOR's March Networking Meeting

March 25, 2024 - 5 pm Eastern, 4 pm Central, 3 pm Mountain, 1 pm Pacific - on Zoom
This month's topic: "How can we better communicate and connect with others in-state"
Click below for more information and to view a video of the meeting

CBO Score: Eliminating 14(c) Will Cost Jobs

The Congressional Budget Office released an evaluation of the Budgetary and Econ omic Effects of S.2488, The Raise The Wage Act Of 2023. Since this bill includes a provision to phase out and eliminate 14(c) compensatory wages, the report includes a section on the negative effects of this provision.

VOR Time Capsule from 1999

VOR's Jane Anthony recently unearthed a video that VOR members made 25 years ago, promoting the need for intermediate care facilities as an important component of a full continuum of care and service options.  The year was 1999, right around the time that the Supreme Court submitted its historic ruling in Olmstead, promoting community integration for those who desire it, while protecting Choice for families of people who require higher levels of care.