The Newsom Administration has a historic opportunity to fix this tragic situation. Since the release of the study’s findings over three years ago, the California Legislature has pushed this Administration to implement the funding remedies recommended in the report. Sadly, the Administration has left the IDD system with an ongoing annual funding gap conservatively estimated to be at least $1.5 Billion!
With the historic Budget surplus and influx of federal support, Governor Newsom and his team have a unique opportunity to address this funding travesty. Without adequate funding, California’s developmental disabilities system will continue to decline, jeopardizing the ability to meet the needs of the IDD community.
Two decades of neglectful underfunding needs to stop now. We implore Governor Newsom and the Legislature to take action. Fund The Gap Now!
Close the $1.4B funding gap
Increase availability of housing for adults with IDD
Recognition of direct service professional as an essential workforce
AbilityPath Auxiliary Advocacy Committee
The Advocacy Committee shall identify opportunities to advocate for those with special needs and developmental disabilities via public forums and social media in order to further our shared message of acceptance, respect, and inclusion. Additionally, the Advocacy Committee will inform our community and supporters about important legislative issues impacting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the local, state and national levels, enabling interested parties to take appropriate action.