AJE is happy to share this information from our friends at The Arc –
The HCBS Access Act: A Law 70 Years in the Making (Webinar) – June 3rd
Only decades ago, there were few options or supports for someone with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to live and participate in their community.
Though we’ve made great progress, our current systems are holding us back from what’s truly possible. People still face long waitlists for services, shortages and turnover of direct support workers, and a lack of affordable and accessible housing.
Congress has finally proposed a bill, the Home and Community-Based Services Access Act (HAA), to address these issues and update the system of support for people with disabilities so community-based services can be available for ALL. Come learn about barriers in the current system, the proposed changes, and what you can do to make sure these changes become a reality!