The mission of VCDR is to advance the human and civil rights of people with disabilities to ensure full and equal participation in all aspects of community life and the political process.



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Recent Articles on the Mental Health Plan

Panel backs Shumlin plan for state hospital replacement, but with 25 bed facility 

At hearing, mental health advocates, state employees criticize governor’s plan to decentralize care for acute psychiatric patients 

Lawmakers work to find the right size for psychiatric facility:|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Official outlines dollars and details for state hospital plan- January 6th

State hospital workers urge lawmakers to consider a centralized facility for psychiatric patients – January 12th

Committees briefed, at length, on mental health options – January 20th

Recent Articles on VCDR Platform items

Last year VCDR worked to pass a “respectful language” bill that created a working group to make recommendations to the full legislature this year for their consideration. Here is their report:

VCDR opposes legislating physician-assisted suicide. We are particularly concerned that this campaign is happening at a time when there are so many unresolved inequities in our current health care systems. Vermont can – and should – create needed options and real choices for individuals at the end of life by ensuring equal access to the programs, practices and protections that will make quality palliative care, hospice, and community supports at the end of life a real choice for all Vermonters.

Digger Tidbits: Survey results mixed on “end of life” bill; Occupy Vermont to gate crash State of the State  by Anne Galloway | January 3, 2012


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