Well, my friends, this is my 200th blog post, and that’s appropriate because there’s big news:
Today in its legislative meeting, the DC council held its second vote on the Developmental Disability Eligibility Reform Amendment Act of 2021 (B24-0268) and THE VOTE WAS AGAIN UNANIMOUS!
We’ve done it! YOU’VE done it! We’ve pushed it over the goalpost! And with the support of Committee on Human Services chair Brianne Nadeau (https://dccouncil.us/council/brianne-nadeau/) and her colleagues on the DC council, the bill is on its way to the mayor - https://lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B24-0268.
After over a decade of effort, the DC council has agreed that DDA’s doors should be open to people with developmental disabilities who need the supports, not only to those with an intellectual disability. We’ve made history today, and our community will be the better for it! LIFT UP A CHEER!