Advocacy After #ABLE
Congratulations to all those who worked long and hard hours on getting the ABLE Act to a vote today.
Just in case anyone is looking for a new cause to champion – here’s a few ideas that could greatly impact adults with Down syndrome :
#RaceAndDownSyndrome – Investigate health disparities for people of color who have Down syndrome
#BackgroundChecks – Press for strict national guidelines for home health workers
#IndependentInvestigations – Change the process for in-custody deaths involving police
#EliminateWaitLists – Reduce the often years-long waits for disability services
#MoreChoices – Discourage loss of existing supports as a result of promoting inclusion
#Guardianship – Help train parents on available options to full guardianship
#IDDDentalCare – Create programs that address the dental health needs of adults with ID/DD
These are issues faced by people with Down syndrome and other intellectual and developmental disabilities regardless of socioeconomic status.