We heard this week that the funds for Special Olympics will be protected but we are still concerned by the cuts to other federal disability programs. These cuts listed below would be detrimental to Nebraskans with disabilities. We urge you to oppose these cuts. Please sign the petition below to express your disappointment in the proposed budget to your representatives.
We urge you to help protect disability services by protecting Nebraskans from the cuts in the proposed federal budget. These cuts include:
1 Drastic cuts to Medicaid that will endanger the lives of people with developmental disabilities.
2 Cuts to our friends at Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities
3 Removal of funding for independent living programs
4 Lowering funds for respite care services
5 Cutting a $51 million initiative to address autism and other developmental disorders.
6 The lack of a cost of living adjustment for Special Education Funding which is basically a cut