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.
- 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.
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