Congress must pass the Disability Integration Act
The Hill
November 1, 2019

“October has marked Disability Employment Awareness month with an array of events highlighting concerns of the disability community. Even with these observances, one issue getting neglected is the political battle being fought by disability advocates to pass the Disability Integration Act (DIA), a bipartisan piece of civil rights legislation supporting the rights of people in need of long-term services and supports (LTSS) to live in their own homes rather than being placed into an institution.”

Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) is assistant care provided to a person needing help with everyday activities, like getting out of bed, getting dressed or making meals. The DIA would provide a practical solution to the unjust and inefficient practices that channel people with disability into costly institutions simply because of needing help with such activities.”

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