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VCDR COVID WORKSHOP and VT Family Network TOWN HALL VCDR and Members have sponsored two “Workshops” this session to address both the needs and response to the COVID Pandemic as it concerns persons with disabilities, and the return to school and remote learning. Here are links to both of those Read more…


VCDR Legislative Update – October 8, 2020 On Friday, March 13, the VT Legislature adjourned until March 24th due to concerns over the Coronavirus. The Governor and his administration and the House and the Senate started to work on how the State would address the pandemic crisis, pass a budget, 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…


    STATE of VERMONT Concurrent Resolution No. R-339. House concurrent resolution remembering former Rutland City Board of Aldermen President David Sagi on Disability Awareness Day. (H.C.R.282) Offered by: Representatives Killacky of South Burlington, Cupoli of Rutland City, Fagan of Rutland City, Haas of Rochester, Howard of Rutland City, Lanpher 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…


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 2019 “End of Session” Legislative Report  VCDR Platform Statement:   Lead On! VCDR shared our legislative and policy priorities for the 2019 legislative session. The list was informed by the experiences and concerns of Vermonters with disabilities and their families and our hopes for this legislative session Not all 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…