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VERMONT COALITION FOR DISABILITY RIGHTS

VCDR 2021 Legislative “End of Session Summary” June 21, 2021 Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights The Legislature reconvened on Wednesday January 6 of this year. This is 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…


DISABILITY AWARENESS DAY EVENT “Stronger Standing Together” Youth Workshop May 13, 2021 6 to 7:30 p.m. Vermont student leaders share their lived social experience of disability and call for respect, rights and education justice in our schools. We invite other students, families, allies, educators and policy makers to join the 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 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…


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…