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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…


S. 3 AN ACT RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS’ DUTY TO WARN.  Introduced by Senators Sears, Ayer, and White Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to impose a duty 7 on mental health professionals to take reasonable precautions when a patient 8 poses an imminent risk Read more…


H.1 AN ACT RELATING TO THE EXEMPTION FROM STATE TAXATION OF SOCIAL SECURITY PAYMENTS. Introduced by Representative McFaun of Barre Town Statement of purpose of bill as introduced: This bill proposes to exempt fully from State taxation payments made under the Social Security Act. Link to H.1 H. 23 AN 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