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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…


***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  March 19 – March 22 Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights VCDR publishes a weekly legislative calendar of events, committee schedules, and floor activities during the 2019 Legislative Session. This is the first year of the two 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…


  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 Vermont Health Connect Silver Blue Cross Blue Shield to Medicaid to Medicare with no 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…


  Coalition for Disability Rights with Rights and Democracy “Be a Hero” – Demanding Improved Medicare for All- healthcare as a Human Right! Comments from Sarah Launderville, in celebration of ADA   This year marks the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Each year, we take time and Read more…


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2019 Contact: Sarah Launderville, 802-224-1817 Keep Calm and Lead On! Disability Awareness Day Set for Feb. 27 The Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights is gearing up for Disability Awareness Day on Feb. 27. As usual, the event will take place under the Golden Dome. The Read more…


https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Legislative-Reports/Act-82-Section5-12.15.17-final.pdf Response from Mental Health Law Project of Vermont Legal Aid and Disability Rights Vermont Addendum from Vermont Psychiatric Survivors