Each year, the Case for Inclusion assesses how well all 50 states and the District of Columbia are supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to be supported in the community. But as the 2023 edition of this annual report finds, ongoing failures to invest in community-based IDD services is exacerbating a long-standing workforce crisis, jeopardizing the ability of people with IDD to access their communities.
To mark the national launch of the Case for Inclusion 2023, United Cerebral Palsy, ANCOR and the ANCOR Foundation will host a webinar on Tuesday, February 28 at 2 pm EST. During the webinar, providers, advocates and other experts will present what the latest data reveal about the state of community services in the US and the policy blueprint needed to strengthen community access.
Participants in this free session can expect to leave with a clear sense of the scope of the problems we face, how those problems are inhibiting the ability of providers to support people with IDD, and what state and federal lawmakers should do to reverse a series of troubling trends.
Diane Beastrom, President & CEO, Koinonia
Armando Contreras, President & CEO, United Cerebral Palsy
Lydia Dawson, Director of Policy, Regulatory & Legal Analysis, ANCOR
Yadira Holmes, Director of Government Relations, Consumer Direct Care Network
Barbara Merrill, Chief Executive Officer, ANCOR
Greta Robinson, Director of Community Living, UCP of South Carolina
This webinar is free, but space is limited and advanced registration is required. If you are interested in attending the webinar but unavailable on February 28 at 2 pm EST, please register so that you receive the recording after the webinar concludes.