The Coalition for Community ChoiceThe Coalition for Community Choice is a new alliance of organizations, businesses, and housing professionals that strive to meet the housing and employment demand for an array of life options for those with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD).
The CCC adheres to the following principles:
- Supports and life opportunities for individuals with disabilities should be person-centered and based on their individually defined preferred settings, support needs, and meaningful life goals.
- Quality of support services should be based on the feedback, culture, and personal experiences from individuals being supported, and their families and caregivers, rather than specific physical characteristics of a setting.
- Individuals with disabilities have the human and civil right to choose from the broadest range of home, workplace, and community supports and settings. Policy should increase options and decrease barriers to affordable housing, meaningful work opportunities, and direct support service professionals.
- The development of home, community, and work opportunities should be driven by the individuals who are and will be receiving support services in those settings.
For question or more information, please contact the CCC National Coordinator, Desiree Kameka, DKameka@MadisonHouseAutism.org.
Links to News and EventsDelaware: Keep informed at Families Speaking Up - "We work to ensure that all voices are heard in the ID/DD debate...Just as one size cannot fit all, one perspective cannot know all, one voice does not tell all!"
CCC : Guidance for States Implementing the Federal HCBS Rule
ACTION ALERT! Read about the legal implications of the Home and Community-Based Settings Rule and Act Now!
From the CCC Blog 2/26/16:
"Home and Community: An Individual Choice, Not An Ideological Debate"
"Access to affordable and supportive housing is becoming increasingly challenging, and funding for waiver supports and housing vouchers is not meeting the demand. It is concerning that professional, non-state resident advocates are writing letters to Medicaid authorities in Arizona and Florida urging the state to restrict individuals with disabilities from accessing supports in targeted settings they deem not “Home & Community-Based” on the basis of physical characteristics....read more