The Lanterman Coalition is calling attention to the systemwide collapse of our Developmental Services system, and the dire need to stabilize our support system or continue the harm to people with disabilities, families, and their support workers. They encourage you to attend the following hearings:
BRING YOUR KIDS!!!!!
Wednesday, March 4: The Assembly Health and Human Services Budget Sub-Committee #1,
Chair: Assembly Member Tony Thurmond (contact)
1:30 PM, Room 4202 (Staff: Jazmin Hicks)
Local committee members: Assemblymember David Chiu, SF (contact)
Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Oakland (contact)
Thursday, March 12, 2014: The Senate Health & Human Services Budget Sub-Committee #3,
Chair: Senator Holly Mitchell (contact)
9:30 a.m., Room 4203 (Staff: Peggy Collins)
Local committee member, Senator Bill Monning, Santa Cruz (contact)
The Lanterman Coalition consists of 19 leading stakeholders in California's community based developmental services system. Membership in the coalition requires a commitment to (1) the Preservation of the Lanterman Act and the entitlement, (2) no categorical elimination of services, (3) no enrollment caps or waiting lists, (4) no reductions to services and supports important to people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families and (5) full support of the community imperative and the Olmstead decision.
Learn more: www.lantermancoalition.org