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Adults with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or other intellectual and developmental disabilities served by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) will lose services if funding and policies don’t meet the requirements of the re-opening period and thereafter. The campaign #DontCutUsOut is to ensure that our safety net continues.
Join The Arc team in 2020 Census Text Banking! On June 22 from 4:00-5;00PM, The Arc’s census team will be conducting outreach text banking to target the disability community and allies. We’re looking for volunteers to help send out texts. We’ll start with a brief training and then work together to send out the targeted texts about the 2020 Census.
Henry and Evelyne Milorin joined Leo Live on Monday, June 15. The discussion touched on their decades long journey as parents and advocates, including raising Reggie, who was identified as having autism. They also had an opportunity to talk about the intersection of race and disability, especially given current ongoing activism.
In last week’s update, we referenced our concerns about our immediate future. The past week was a somber one as we approached mid-June. We need to maintain hope in the midst of uncertainty. Together, we can advocate to have adequate PPE and testing on demand available for all our constituents, including those in family homes who utilize in-home staff.