The Disability Policy Seminar’s fly-in Hill Day is an exciting opportunity to engage with your legislators and staff and to advocate for our shared policy priorities. The Hill Day will begin with a welcome breakfast and an opportunity to hear from members of Congress about key priorities affecting individuals with disabilities.
We hope many of you can attend in person, but we recognize that many attendees will need to participate in Hill meetings virtually. When you register for the Disability Policy Seminar, you will be asked if you plan to participate in a Hill meeting in-person or virtually. Each state has been assigned a state captain who will reach out to you with further scheduling details.
Please note: due to the hybrid nature of the event this year, we will need to be flexible about scheduling Hill visits. While April 27 will be the day for in-person visits, we are hoping the virtual Hill visits will be scheduled between April 25 – 26 or May 1 – 10.
The purpose of these visits is to speak directly with your state’s Congressional delegation about the high-priority issues affecting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Critical programs like Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, home and community-based services, Supplemental Security Income, and Social Security are constantly threatened—yet these federal programs provide the key to community living and inclusion for people with IDD across the nation. These programs must be supported and expanded.
Through visits with Congressional leaders, participants can help ensure that critical programs and the civil rights of all people with IDD are protected.
Resources for Your Appointments
The Disability Policy Seminar partners are working with state captains in each state to coordinate this year’s Hill visits. As resources are developed, we will post them here.