With all the talk in Washington about cutting the budget, The ARC anticipates that SSI, Medicaid and Social Security will be put on the chopping block. They are rapidly working to put together a” human face” for those legislators working on these budget numbers.
The ARC is collecting stories as part of a survey among those who receive and need to continue receiving these services. While the impact of this funding is clear to us, it is not necessarily clear to legislators who are under pressure to cut costs. If The ARC can share our stories with supporters, they will be able to help them defend us against potentially devastating cuts.
Respondents can tell The ARC how Medicaid and Social Security affects their lives. Self-advocates, parents, friends and service providers may wish to participate. This brief survey is versatile, providing an option for anonymity as well as an opportunity to provide a photograph and contact information. Respondents have a great deal of control over the information that is submitted.
These initiatives are taking place on the national level. For more information contact The Arc 1825 K Street NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20006, 800.433.5255