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Thank You CO General Assembly for Passing HB1407 To Improve Access to IDD Services in CO

May 2018 Update

After consideration and support in the Joint Budget Committee, the Colorado House, and the Colorado Senate, HB18-1407 is now off to the Colorado Governor’s office for a signature. The legislation will:

  • Give 300 struggling family caregivers across Colorado a path to getting comprehensive services for their loved one
  • Get low-income IDD workers a much needed increase in compensation for doing their critically important jobs of being Direct Service Professionals, which will help promote stability in the workforce, and increase quality of services for individuals and their families
  • Funding to make progress toward meeting these important needs is to come from the Colorado general fund, and those funds would be matched by Federal Medicaid dollars

More than 2,000 signed the petition in support of this bill.

Please consider contacting your state Representative or state Sentator to say thank you for their support for the bill.


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DDRC Helps Lead to Inform and Advocate

DDRC has long been a leader in promoting funding, legislation and policies that are good for people with intellectual developmental disabilities and delays, and their families. We are pleased to partner with the Alliance, and their great work, in these efforts. It is gratifying to see the spectrum of entities that have signed-on to the petition, reached out to legislators, shared their stories, and voiced support for the bill.

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