Have you heard about the Department of Medical Assistance Services’ (DMAS) proposed rule regarding “legally responsible individuals” as personal care aides? Under the proposed Medicaid rule, parents of minors and spouses are able to serve as personal care aides for their family member and be paid for their services. Check out dLCV’s fact sheet to learn more about the rule and how you can share your opinion on the rule with DMAS via “public comment.”
Virginia Department of Corrections Denies Equal Services to Visually Impaired People who are Incarcerated
Today the ACLU of Virginia, the disAbility Law Center of Virginia, and the law firm of Brown, Goldstein, and Levy filed a complaint in the Eastern District of Virginia against the Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC), individual VDOC officials, and the Virginia Information Technologies Agency on behalf of the National Federation of the Blind of Virginia and seven incarcerated men who are blind or visually impaired and are being denied equal access to services and programs available to sighted incarcerated people.
Disability Rights & Resource Center
a non-residential community agency that provides several services to people with disabilities, including advocacy, peer counseling, independent living skills training, information and referral, and transition services
On Our Own of Roanoke Valley
a consumer-run alternative mental health program that provides socialization, self-help, advocacy, recreation, support, and education
who a has made a tremendous impact on the lives of hundreds of individuals with disabilities as an employment manager at Eggleston
a dedicated advocate who has assisted families through the Virginia LEND program, and has fought for systemic change in Chesterfield County Public Schools
who led an effort by SEIU Virginia 512 home care workers, in partnership with disability rights, advocates, family and friends, to successfully win improved pay and hazard pay for direct care workers.