Public Policy Principles
Public Policy principles guide our legislative work so we can take positions on bills and budget items. Each principle is reviewed about every three years. New principles are added as needed. These principles reflect DRC's stand on disability rights issues.
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These principles detail DRC's commitment to ending abuse and neglect.
Benefit principles describe our commitment to public benefit programs.
Budget principles describe our commitment to a state budget that benefits people with disabilities.
Community integration principles describe our commitment to including people with disabilities in communities of their choice.
These principles describe our commitment to culturally and linguistically competent services.
These principles describe our commitment to ending discrimination against people with disabilities.
These principles describe our commitment to services that help people live independent and productive lives at any age.
The education principles reflect DRC's commitment to ensuring effective, appropriate education services for children and youth.
The employment principles describe DRC's commitment to ending employment discrimination and ensuring all people with disabilities can hold meaningful jobs.
Our healthcare principles describe our desire to make sure people with disabilities have the medical care, medical services, long-term services and supports (LTSS) they need.
These mental health principles reflect DRC's desire that people with mental health disabilities are not stigmatized, and receive the voluntary and appropriate services of their choice.
These principles describe DRC's philosophy that a person has a right to determine their own life and make their own decisions, even when those decisions are not ones others would make, and the right to technology so they can lead quality lives in the community.
The physician-assisted suicide principles describe safeguards that must exist when physician-assisted suicide is an option.
These principles describe DRC's commitment to ensuring all people with disabilities have the technology and information they need to vote.