Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Local families stand up for the rights of people with disabilities, including autism, on Capitol Hill

For Immediate Release - June 10, 2014

For More Information Contact - Tamie Hopp, VOR Director of Government Relations & Advocacy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 605-399-1624 voice

Local families stand up for the rights
of people with disabilities, including autism, on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 10:  Americans with profound developmental disabilities, including autism, are being seriously threatened by the closure of their homes and reduction of services due a shift in government policy that dictates where people with profound disabilities should receive care, without regard to individual choice and level of need.  

In response, VOR (www.vor.net) from around the country came together at VOR’s Annual Conference and Congressional Initiative this week. VOR is a national nonprofit family/guardian organization advocating for high quality care and human rights for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Participants were briefed on important issues affecting people who are medically fragile and are fully dependent on 24-7 care for survival.

Medicaid, a federal benefit program, is the primary source of funding for long-term care services for people intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism . . .  [click here to read full release].

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