The Council provides advocacy information to self-advocates, family members and organizations. The Council hosts an Advocacy Workshop during the legislative session - this hands-on learning experience is an opportunity for elected officials to meet children and adults with disabilities, family members and personnel working in the field of developmental disabilities.
In a democracy, citizens have the opportunity to vote on important issues and elect politicians and representatives. ... When more people vote, they increase the chance that the issues that are important to them are taken seriously. If a minority votes, there is a risk that their preferences do not represent the majority. This is an especially significant point for people in the disability community because you have the right to many different accommodations, and it is important to have your voice heard!
Take a look at this handy information page on voting! Voting HandoutLegislative Briefing is available. Please feel free to share this platform with your neighbors, your communities and your legislators. Change can and does happen when we all work together!
During the legislative Session the council provides a legislative update. Please see below. This document is updated daily throughout the Legislative Session.