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Opioids and Chronic Pain: What’s the REAL Epidemic? By Cara Sachs, CPC, ELI-MP; Cara Sachs Coaching   I have access to opiates. And I’m curious about what it would be like to get high. The two are connected, aren’t they? Not if you have severe chronic pain, like me. For Read more…


Watch VCDR’s president Sarah Launderville comment on Health Care Justice VIDEO Be A Hero: Organizing for Health Care Justice and a Stronger Democracy with Ady Barkan and Special Guest Senator Bernie Sanders. Ady Barkan, an incredible activist who is battling ALS, is touring across the country with a mission and Read more…


***ARTICLES of INTERST*** ***NEW Senate OKs $5.86 billion budget – VTDigger 4/27/18 https://vtdigger.org/2018/04/27/senate-oks-5-86-billion-budget/   ***NEW Lawmakers work to help struggling Vt. dairy farmers  http://www.wcax.com/content/news/Lawmakers-work-to-help-struggling-Vt-dairy-farmers-481096001.html   ***NEW Senate jettisons Vermont National Guard tuition assistance, ThinkVermont initiatives – VTDigger 4/27/18 https://vtdigger.org/2018/04/27/senate-jettisons-vermont-national-guard-tuition-assistance-thinkvermont-initiatives/   ***NEW Lawmakers push back on Scott veto threats                                          By Dave Read more…


Over 350 people flocked to the Statehouse on Feb. 28 for Disability Awareness Day. They spread the word about the event’s theme: “Our Community, Our Health, Our Well-Being.” Members of the Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights let lawmakers know that health begins where people live, learn, work and play. VCDR Read more…


Personal Story

Dear Sen. Leahy, I am writing to let you know what an important role Medicaid plays in my life and urge you to continue your opposition to any cuts to this life-saving resource. My name is Nathan, I am a C4/C5 quadriplegic, I am a bilateral arm amputee and I Read more…


I am a 58 year-old male who lives in a small city in a very rural state. I have a few things that I would like to say about what I can honestly say is the worst piece of legislation ever to come out of Washington, D.C. in my lifetime. 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…


VCDR’s 2017 “End of Session” Legislative Report VCDR and the disability community developed a platform, proposed legislation, and participated in both budget and policy discussions throughout the Legislative session, with success in advancing our disability issues. Together with their families and allies, Vermonters with disabilities made Disability Awareness Day at Read more…