2023 Public Policy Agenda

General Assembly Session starts January 11th and it is time to advocate for a strong agenda that seeks to transform Virginia's System into a more effective and efficient system by building provider capacity and workforce, funding more waivers, and building long-term sustainability into our system.

There are several items on our agenda that work towards these goals and improve our system. You can read details about these items on the full agenda linked under resources below. 

Legislative Agenda Items:

  • Match Supported Living Rate to most integrated Group Home rate (4 people)
  • Workforce Development Campaign

  • Business Start-Up or Expansion Incubator

  • Drive Market Demand - Educate Individuals and Families

  • Support the Additional 500 Waiver Slots

  • Develop Core Services

  • Increase Peer Mentor Rate

  • Combine Spending CAPS for AT/EHBS

  • Create Eligibility for Medicaid Works for DD Waiver Recipients

  • Virtual Access to Public Meetings

  • Remove "Handicap" Terminology from Code

 

How You Can Advocate

There are 3 Actions YOU can take to advocate for these vital issues: 

1st -  Attend Virtual Budget Hearing on January 5th (must pre-register on Jan 4th)

2nd -  Sign up for a DD Advocacy Day to meet with your Legislators to advocate for the issues that mean the most to you

3rd - Respond to Action Alerts - this is key to getting the votes needed on legislative items

You can prepare to advocate using the Resources below, click a link to download that item.   

 

Download Resources

 

Stay Informed during Legislative Session

 

If you receive the K/Now digital news updates you will get:

~ Weekly Updates on General Assembly

~ Action Alerts to act on

 

Sign up for News and Action Alerts here