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J.R.H.2 Resolution – No.114 Eugenics Apology Resolution J.R.H.2 Joint resolution sincerely apologizing and expressing sorrow and regret to all individual Vermonters and their families and descendants who were harmed as a result of State-sanctioned eugenics policies and practices. (Summary in title) https://legislature.vermont.gov/Documents/2022/Docs/RESOLUTN/JRH002/JRH002%20Senate%20proposal%20of%20amendment%20Official.pdf Resolution as Adopted https://legislature.vermont.gov/Documents/2022/Docs/ACTS/ACTR114/ACTR114%20As%20Adopted.pdf J.R.H.6 Resolution – No.113 Read more…


VCDR Selected Budget Language (Highlights)FY 2022 BudgetThe budget includes a 3% Medicaid rate increase for designated and specialized service agency developmental and mental health services ($3.85 million DMH and $7.43 million for DAIL), as well as language that will release the $1.5 million for loan repayment and tuition assistance for Read more…


VCDR 2021 Legislative “End of Session Summary” July 22, 2021 Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights The Legislature reconvened on Wednesday January 6 of this year. This was the first year of the new biennium with newly elected Representatives and Senators along with those returning to the legislature, new leadership in Read more…


Date: February 24, 2021To: House Committee on General, Housing, and Military AffairsFrom: Ed Paquin, Executive Director, Disability Rights Vermont,for the Vermont Coalition for Disability RightsIn re:J.R.H. 2 – Joint resolution sincerely apologizing and expressing sorrow and regret to all individual Vermonters and their families and descendants who were harmed as Read more…


“Justice & Access for All: More Important Now Than Ever” This year, due to the pandemic VCDR hosted as series of online events as Disability Awareness Day 2021. Thes events included a Legislative Panel, a Natiional Keynote Speaker and a Youth Workshop and others. See below for links to selected Read more…


The Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights 2021 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 education on disability issues. Read more…


VCDR joins our members and others calling for an end to police violence against African Americans in Vermont and across the nation. We mourn the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others who have died as a result of police violence. Vermont’s disability rights community condemns these deaths and Read more…


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…


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…