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VERMONT COALITION FOR DISABILITY RIGHTS

VCDR 2021 Weekly Summary of Legislative Activities, Committee Agendas and Calendar of Events February 16- February 19 Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights Legislature The Legislature reconvened on Wednesday January 6th. This is a new biennium with newly elected Representatives and Senators along with those returning to the legislature, new leadership Read more…


Vermont Center for Independent Link to COVID-19 Link to Information http://www.vcil.org/resources/what-you-should-know-about-the-coronvirus Persons with Disabilities Guide to Stimulus Checks https://howtogeton.wordpress.com/will-disabled-people-get-stimulus-checks/?fbclid=IwAR1vzo4jKhl0QNkej92dg94WtmTZc6ZMYkuzfXzTRwenft9d__jib_5p0bY Green Mountain Guide for Emergency Planning https://www.uvm.edu/sites/default/files/Department-Name-Here/GrnMtnGuideforEmergPlan_forprint.pdf ***************************************************************************************** VT Department of Health – COVID -19 Updates:   https://www.healthvermont.gov/                                   VT Digger State Coronavirus Updates: https://vtdigger.org/coronavirus/ UVM Health and Wellbeing: http://infomc.uvmhealth.org/index.php/email/emailWebview Disabilities, Aging and Independent Read more…


Disability Awareness Days “Justice & Access for All: More Important Now Than Ever” This year Disability  Awareness Day will be a series of online events that will include a legislative panel, a keynote speaker and workshops. Look for dates on the VCDR Facebook Page and Website www.vcdr.org DAVID SAGI STATE 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…


  The Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights 2020 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 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…


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…