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Read about what our community is doing to effect change!


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…


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…