Meet Our Advocates

Advocating for ID & DD Waivers in the General Assembly Building 1/16/12
On January 16, 2012, Virginians from all across the Commonwealth gathered to the General Assembly building to meet with their respective Delegate and Senators to share their thoughts on issues such as the urgent need for more Intellectual and Developmental Disability Waivers for the 7,000 people on the Waiting list. It is time we “End the Wait”!!

Meet The Cramers! They give thanks to the General Assembly for their Waiver and ask that they continue their leadership in funding more Waivers for the 7000 Virginians that are waiting.

Jeremy Cummings took to the microphone to advocate for the right his twin sister, Bridget has to “A Life Like Yours” on January 6, 2012 during the General Assembly Budget Hearing.

Ashanti and her mother Janet Jones believe that their loved one, Sharon Straus deserves “A Life Like Yours” and so they took to the microphone to speak their mind to the seated Delegates and Senators present at the hearing.

Linda Whitlow – Self-advocate and former resident of an institution speaks to policy makers about system-wide change for VA to shift from institutional care to community based services for all.

Tom Goodloe – Dad, Business Owner meeting with Senator Ryan McDougle to preserve funding for community based services.  (Sen. McDougle, Tom Goodloe, right)

Anne Wulf – Volunteer, UVA 2011 Graduate and teacher speaks to the VA General Assembly about the need to fund waiting lists for community based services.

Anne Wulf at VA Budget Hearing,

Lauren Holloway – Sister and Student speaks to Hanover legislators about the need for inclusive schools and transportation in Hanover County and high quality community-based services.