Disability advocates and parents have a message for legislators: “Raise revenues; don’t cut disability services, again.”
Parents of children with disabilities, and disability advocates will show the crucial role that disability services play in their lives, the unmet needs of people with disabilities and their families, and the importance of raising adequate revenues to ensure that those needs are met and to invest in our citizens with disabilities.
Lisa Edelbrock is mother and advocate for Shelby, her 22-year-old son who has autism. Shelby currently lives with his mother and is waiting for an opening in a group home that will be a good fit for him. Lisa is a single parent.
Kathy Kjolhaug is the mother of an adult son Sam who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Kathy is also an Autism Specialist for a local school district. Through her personal and professional experience, she is knowledgeable about inadequate or non-existent funding for services for people on the ASD spectrum in her area.