Members Go the Extra Mile to Advocate for their Services
LIFEPlan members depend on Care Management Services funded through OPWDD. Now, OPWDD is planning to cut another 23% from the CCOs’ budget after a 16% cut in late 2020. In just over 2 years, OPWDD has backtracked on its support of the CCOs, a system which they created!
As a result, LIFEPlan members are beginning to speak up on behalf of their services and communities. Colby, Mohawk Valley member, wrote his own personal letter to his legislators. Within his letter he made a powerful point.
“Attached is a picture of myself and my family, to show you these proposed cuts are not just taking away from agencies and organizations, it’s taking essential services away from people, human beings. Leaving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at a major disadvantage.”
If these drastic and unnecessary cuts occur, LIFEPlan members will see:
LIFEPlan Member and Family Advisory Councils also shared their voice in a personal letter to legislators which we have provided to all of our members.
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