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ISSUES OF THE DAY

16
Apr

Arc Disability Policy Seminar in D.C.

  The 38th annual Disability Policy Seminar (DPS), held last week, proved to be the largest one ever with more than 700 registered participants.  The opening plenary featured special guest former Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM) and an engaging panel of staff leaders from the Bipartisan Policy Center, moderated by former Congressman Tony Coelho (D-CA).  In…

15
Apr

Arc and The Care Campaign

  Care providers for people with disabilities deserve a raise! It’s that time of year again and the disability community is working hard on so many important legislative efforts. Critical within those efforts is the Care Campaign’s struggle to increase wages for Direct Support Professionals… the folks we most often refer to as “DSPs”. Without…

10
Apr

Arc Testimony on DHS Budget and The Cost of Institutionalization

  Here is a portion of my written testimony before the House Appropriations Human Services Committee. Read entire testimony. Tony THE COST OF INSTITUTIONALIZATION The true cost of institutionalizing an individual with intellectual and other developmental disabilities is the damage it does to their lives. It is a life isolated and segregated from the real…

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