Throughout the months of May and June, VOR members will be holding Zoom meetings with Congressional Staff to discuss several issues of importance to our families and to the future well-being of our loved ones with I/DD.
Click here to view the interview between Jill Escher, President of the National Council on Severe Autism and Hugo Dwyer, Executive Director of VOR.
VOR Statement to Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regarding Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility
VOR has submitted a statement to the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regarding proposals to change the "Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility", also known as the Public Charge Rule.
The US Senate has been unable to pass the Build Back Better Act as written. However, several provisions of the bill are likely to be brought before congress in existing bills, as new bills, as part of appropriations bills or continuing resolutions, or bundled together with other bills and passed as new legislation. We are tracking those efforts and will keep our members informed as they appear.
VOR is encouraging our members to send a letter to their Members of Congress highlighting our concerns with the Build Back Better Act, reflecting our hopes that the bill can be altered to protect the needs of the most severely intellectually and developmentally disabled and to preserve a family's right to choose the best options for their loved ones with I/DD.