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Urgent Action Needed for Self-Determination legislation in CA

by Michelle K. Wolf

May 17, 2013 | 6:13 pm

Isn’t it time to give people with developmental disabilities and their families in California the power to take charge of their own services and supports?

SB 468 creates a statewide self-determination program as an alternative to the traditional method of providing Regional Center services, which has many rigid rules and procedures. With Self-Determination,individuals with developmental disabilities, with the support of family, friends, and professionals, will be able to take charge of their future by controlling the services, supports and resources they need.

SB 468 is a bipartisan bill in the California State Senate authored Senator Bill Emmerson (R-Riverside) and Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) and sponsored by the Autism Society of Los Angeles and Disability Rights California, and also supported by The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration

WE NEED 45 SECONDS OF YOUR HELP TO MOVE THIS BILL FORWARD.

The bill is in the hands of Senate leader Darrell Steinberg. Please go to this Action Alert and then scroll down to the bottom (after you see this same Action Alert again), fill in your name and address if they’re not already, and click to send.

Thanks.

For more information about this legislation, go to here.

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