Public Policy Principles
Public Policy Principles guide our legislative work. We take positions on bills and budget items based on the principles. We review each principle about every three years. We add new principles as needed. The principles reflect DRC's stand on disability rights issues.
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These principles are about 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.
These 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 services that help people live independent and productive lives at any age.
These principles describe our commitment to ending discrimination against people with disabilities.
These principles describe DRC's commitment to an effective and appropriate education for children and youth.
These principles describe our commitment to ending employment discrimination. We want all people with disabilities to hold meaningful jobs.
These principles describe our desire to make sure people with disabilities have the medical care, medical services, long-term services and supports they need.
These principles reflect our desire that stigma against people with mental health disabilities ends. We want people to receive voluntary and appropriate services of their choice.
These principles describe safeguards that must exist when physician-assisted suicide is an option.
These principles describe our commitment to accessible technology and information people need to vote.
These principles describe DRC's philosophy that a person has a right to determine their own life. We believe people can make their own decisions, even when the decisions are not ones others would make. We want people to have technology so they can lead quality lives in the community.