FREEDOM MACHINES: RESOURCES: Advocacy and Legislation

Floyd Stewart councils on independent living
"The system isn't working because the laws aren't backed up with the funding to make independence a reality for individuals with disabilities. It's a taxpayer issue. Why pay $65,000. a year to keep a person in an institution when $25,000. could keep a person at home?"
—Floyd Stewart. Counselor and Disability Rights Advocate

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Read POV's report on the status of the Family Opportunity Act.

Legislation Update: Money Follows the Person Act

  • AAPD (1) — American Association of People With Disabilities
  • APT (2) — Alliance for Public Technology
  • DRA (3)— DRA is a non-profit legal center dedicated to protecting the human rights of people with disabilities throughout the United States and the world.
  • DREDF (4) — Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
  • NDRN (5) — National Disability Rights Network, formerly known as the National Assoc. of Protection and Advocacy (P&As) Systems, Inc. The Protection and Advocacy Systems and Client Assistance Programs comprise the nationwide network of congressionally mandated, legally based disability rights agencies. NAPAS is the voluntary national membership association of the P&As and CAPs and it assumes leadership in promoting and strengthening the role and performance of its members in providing quality legally based advocacy services.
  • NCIL (6)— National Council on Independent Living
  • NOD (7)— National Organization on Disability
Reference Link The State of the States Reports (8): funding information and state trends in funding for Developmental Disabilities. Developed by the University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry.