NDSS supports the following legislation that would help people with Down syndrome to live as full members of their communities.
Disability Integration Act
The Disability Integration Act (S.910/H.R.2472) would require that any disabled individual who is qualified for institutional care be offered the option of receiving services and care at home or any other location they want (e.g., their parents’ home or a group living facility). It would prohibit states, local governments and insurance providers from discriminating against individuals in the provision of community-based services and would mandate that community-based services and placements be offered to individuals with disabilities prior to institutionalization. NDSS believes that this bill would lead to more independence, empowerment and self-determination for people with Down syndrome and other disabilities.