Issues: Leadership/Public Policy Decisions
More people in government and agencies should ask US for OUR opinions on what we want/need, public policy, services, issues, etc. People with disabilities should have more control and decision-making over their services and supports, where they want to live, etc.
Peer Support…Leadership skills and human rights education for people with disabilities by PEERS to learn to be more independent, advocate for themselves and speak up about bullying and living the life they want (not what someone else thinks they want), sexual abuse prevention, and learn leadership skills
Potential cuts in Medicaid… Identifying new ideas for cost effective and good quality services that people with disabilities need and want
State Medicaid approval of holistic health services (massages, Reiki, etc.) for people with disabilities who medically need those services
Transparency and accountability by state and local agencies published online on services available and outcomes of services so people with disabilities and their families have better information to make choices
More safe and affordable housing options for people to have their own place to live