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2017 GCDSE Position Papers
- Refinancing the Community Developmental Disability Grant Program (CDDG). Currently the CDDG is 100% state
funded; refinancing the CDDG would allow the leveraging of federal money,
with a 50% federal Medicaid match to assist individuals with developmental
disabilities in attaining and maintaining skills needed to live, excel and
improve successful independence. The availability of waiver services helps to
prevent institutionalization which is significantly more costly, in addition to
promoting access to the greater community.
- Support: HB 16 | Bill. Legislation to promote positive interaction between individuals with disabilities and law enforcement officials through academic level training, public education, and voluntary identification.
- ABLE Plan: There's no limits to what people with disabilities can do! Savings plan which allows individuals with disabilities to save for qualified disability expenses without losing eligibility for certain assistance programs, like SSI and Medicaid.
- GCDSE Resolution. Resolution requesting the Alaska Legislature and Executive branch work together to create and implement a long-range fiscal plan, through diverse revenue sources, to promote strong rural and urban communities which protect the health, education and cultural life of Alaska's most vulnerable populations.