Support self-determination for people with developmental disabilities

The CA Senate Committee on Human Services will vote today on AB 1244 (Chesbro), a bill that would give people with developmental disabilities the option to keep the services they have now or to choose Self-Determination.

Will you help make self-determination a reality for the thousands of Californians who want more control over their lives?
Click here to fax a letter of support to the committee.

Under Self-Determination:

  • Individuals would have the authority and a budget to control their own services and supports, and to transform their lives by focusing their supports on key life goals
  • Individuals could hire and manage their own direct support workers and dismiss them if it isn’t the right fit
  • Direct support workers employed directly by the individual could seek to improve their jobs and the program by forming a union if they choose

It’s up to us to make sure our State Senators do the right thing.

Write to your State Senator today and tell them: Vote for AB 1244 to support self-determination for people with disabilities and good jobs for their direct support workforce.

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