North Dakota Disabilities Advocacy Consortium (NDDAC)

2017-2019 Legislative Priorities

 

  • Access to home & community-based services

  • Increased access to services for rural and tribal areas

  • Caregiver supports

  • Affordable, accessible housing / Housing Incentive Fund

  • Quality training for housing providers

  • Housing options for the extremely poor, 30% and below the Area Median Income (AMI)

  • Transportation improvements

  • Medicaid coverage, continuation of Medicaid Expansion

  • Children's Health Insurance Program

  • Access to quality health care to increase good health outcomes

  • Inflationary salary/benefit increases for providers/QSPs

  • Quality training opportunities for service providers

  • Community inclusion for people with disabilities

  • Employment Services and Supports, Employment 1st philosophy minimum wage jobs (vs. sub-minimum wage)

  • Mental health service increases statewide across the full continuum

  • Funding increases for mental health recovery centers and peer mentoring services

  • Training for Law Enforcement in dealing with people with mental illness

  • Autism services restoring of funding + increased slots and elgibility age range

  • Assurance of appropriate educational services, special education services for children with disabilities

  • Establishmen of policy requirements for the use of seclusion & restraint in schools

  • Access for children who are medically fragile

  • Early intervention services, early childhood services

  • Programs for transition aged youth

  • Access to technology for people with disabilities

  • Eliminate abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disabilities

  • Increased and improved guardianship services

  • Reduce population at the ND State Hospital through community placement, community capacity building and improved behavioral health services

  • Reduce population at the Life Skills and Transition Center through community placement, and community capacity building