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Sarah’s Story: A Discussion on Mental Health By Shannan Fields, Integrated Marketing Coordinator    Apr. 30, 2019 Q and A Sarah Launderville has found success as the executive director for the Vermont Center for Independent Living, an adjunct faculty member for Springfield College St. Johnsbury, and alumna of Springfield College, but the journey wasn’t Read more…


Select Testimony  from the Senate Appropriations Advocate Hearing on Tuesday below – To view all: Tuesday Posting : https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/document/2020/23/Date/4-16-2019#documents-section Wednesday Posting: https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/document/2020/23/Date/4-17-2019#documents-section Select: Sarah Launderville         H.542: VT Coalition for Disability Rights Ed Paquin  H.542: Disability Rights VT Keri Darling         H.542: VT Association for the Deaf Pam McCarthy        H.542: VT Family Read more…


***LEGISLATION INTRODUCED OF INTEREST*** This is an ongoing list of bills introduced this session of interest to the disability community with a short summary of each courtesy of Disability Rights Vermont. HOUSE BILLS: H. 3 An act relating to ethnic and social equity studies standards for public schools Introduced by Read more…


  The Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights 2019 Legislative Platform VCDR thanks you for your service to ALL Vermonters!   VCDR hopes that we can assist you throughout the session as you consider issues that affect the lives of your constituents with disabilities.   Please contact us for input and Read more…


        VCDR 2019 Weekly Summary of Legislative Activities, Committee Agendas and Calendar of Events   May 20 – May 24   Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights   *************************************************************************** ***THIS WEEK*** The Legislature intends to adjourn this week. The Budget Conference Committee agreed yesterday on the Fiscal Year Read more…


7:45 to 9:30 Grab a cup of coffee and a pastry in Room 10. Plan for an exciting day of advocacy and fun! 8:00 to 9:00 Register outside of Room 10. 9:00 to 9:45 Room 11: Gather for opening remarks by Governor Phil Scott, staff members of Vermont’s congressional delegation Read more…


Brain Injury Association of Vermont VIDEO – Brain Injury – It’s about Hope https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbDGpirhOUs   Health Care Is a Human Right By Julie Brisson I have gotten an education in health insurance since October, 2015 when I had a health crisis. I went from platinum Blue Cross Blue Shield to Read more…


Grant Activities

With the help of a grant from the Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council, VCDR is building a grass-roots campaign to involve more Vermonters who experience a physical, sensory, psychiatric, developmental or other disability, and their families, in our work. We are also reaching out for new organizational members and other allies, Read more…


  Susan Aranoff: Vermont health care is headed in the wrong direction  Editor’s note: This commentary is by Susan Aranoff, senior planner and policy analyst for the Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council. The Council is a federally funded public board that supports the advocacy of people with developmental disabilities and their Read more…


People with disabilities working together for dignity, independence, and civil rights ● website: www.vcil.org There are very few people even with the most severe disabilities who can’t take control of their own life. The problem is that people around us don’t expect us to. We built a system, a political Read more…


  VCDR Legislative WRAP-UP, July 2018  2018 Special Session – Budget Documents http://www.leg.state.vt.us/jfo/budget_fy2019.aspx   Control – Left Click (Below)   H.16 As Passed the House and Senate June 2018 H.16 Senate Amendment – June 21 Senate Calendar June 21, 2018 H.16 Senate Amendment Tax Provisions – Sec by Sec Summary June Read more…