Disability Law Colorado (DLC) would like you to inform where we focus our advocacy and legal work for 2024. While 2024 might feel far away, we set our priorities for 2024 by September 30, 2023. The Board, our mental health advisory council, and staff will review your feedback to understand where we can have the most impact with our limited resources. If you have any questions about this survey or need it in other formats, please contact us: dlcmail@disabilitylawco.org or toll free 1-800-288-1376.
 
For 2024, we are considering working on these issues across disability communities:
 
Voting:  Individuals with disabilities, particularly those in and leaving facilities, will be educated about their right to vote and given equal opportunities to register to vote.
 
Representative Payees:  Individuals with disabilities who receive Social Security benefits administered by a representative payee will be free from financial exploitation.
 
DVR and CILs:  Individuals with disabilities will have access to appropriate services through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and Centers for Independent Living (CILs).
 
Abuse and Neglect:  Individuals with disabilities will be free from abuse and neglect, and live in healthier, safer, and respectful community settings or facilities (as appropriate). As part of this priority, DLC will ensure that policies and practices honor the dignity of their humanity.
 
Community-Based Services in the Least Restrictive Settings:  Individuals with disabilities will have access to appropriate and individualized community-based services, including assistive technology and transportation, which will enhance their abilities to live in the least restrictive environments.
 
Housing:  Individuals with disabilities will have available, accessible, affordable, and supportive housing, in part to prevent institutionalization.
 
Employment:  Individuals with disabilities will have meaningful access to integrated employment and be paid at least minimum wage.
 
Education:  Youth with disabilities will not be removed from school, denied access to a free appropriate public education, or experience restraint and seclusion because of their disability-related behaviors.
 
Independence:  With supports, if needed, individuals with disabilities will be able to make everyday decisions about their lives, including where they live, how they manage their money, and what their healthcare looks like. 
 
Enforcing Ongoing Settlements:  Individuals with disabilities who fall within DLC’s ongoing settlement agreements or consent decrees will have those rights enforced.

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* 1. What is your name?

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* 2. What is your zip code?

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* 3. What is the most important issue for Disability Law Colorado to work on in the next few years? Please select one.

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* 4. Why is this issue the most important to you? Please feel free to share a brief story or example.

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* 5. Do you have a/an (you can choose more than one)?

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* 6. Optional: What is your race/ethnicity?

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* 7. Optional: What is your gender identity?

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* 8. Optional: What is your primary language?

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* 9. Optional: Are you a young person with a disability (18 or younger)?

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* 10. Optional: Do you identify as belonging to any of the following communities? You can choose more than one.

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