Your input is needed!
The Disabilities Concerns Subcommittee of the Legislative Health and Human Services Interim Committee with meet on October 7 from 9 am- 5 pm at the Southwest Disability Conference in the Picuris Room of the Albuquerque Convention Center. A presentation will take place, from 9:45 to 11:15 am on a proposed “Family Support Waiver” and an “Autism Waiver.” The goal of these waivers is to increase supports for families of children under the age of 19 with disabilities and special healthcare needs that were eliminated by Centennial Care such as more than 100 hours of respite and to ease the 11-15 year Developmental Disabilities Waitlist.
A group of disability advocates is also proposing a tailored waiver specific to people of all ages with Autism to provide the focused systems of support for this population of New Mexicans in the hopes of creating better outcomes for people with autism. For help prepping a public comment contact Lisa Rossignol at Parents Reaching Out: (505) 247-0192 firstname.lastname@example.org
You can view the agenda by clicking: https://www.nmlegis.gov/agendas/DISCageoct07.16.pdf
We need your help! If you can attend the Committee Meeting and sign up to share your experience with Centennial Care and your child with disabilities, with the DD waiver waitlist, and to support these new waivers you would help our cause.
If you can’t attend, you can contact the members of the Disability Concerns Subcommittee and let them know that you support Family Supports and Autism Waiver:
|Representative Tim Lewis (Chair)||email@example.com|
|Senator Nancy Rodriguez (Vice Chair)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Representative Miguel P. Garciaemail@example.com|
|Senator Linda M Lopezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Representative Deborah Armstrongemail@example.com|
|Senator Ted Barelafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Representative Nora Espinozaemail@example.com|
|Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pinofirstname.lastname@example.org|
Hello, my name is _________ and I live in _____(city or county). I have child, under the age of 19, with disabilities and Centennial Care is letting us down. 100 hours of respite is not enough for New Mexico’s hard working families. It’s not enough for my family. I am asking you to support Family Support/Autism waivers. Let’s put New Mexico’s kids first. Thank you for your time.