Tell Your Story to the New York Times STS Advocates – Take Action to Support STS
New York Times Invitation to Tell Your Story
As guardians of loved ones with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) we know all too well about the waiting list crisis for group home placement in Connecticut affecting 2,500 to 3,500 I/DD individuals.
We also know that there is a national push to move even the most severe I/DD individuals out of quality long-term care facilities, such as STS, and into community-living settings not qualified to meet their special needs.
If you agree that these critical issues affecting our most vulnerable I/DD citizens are neglected in the media and deserve more coverage in 2014, here is a unique opportunity to do something about it.
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is asking readers to submit their suggestions on the “most neglected topic” to his New York Times blog, On the Ground. His intention is to take the best entries and write a column about them.
Please take action. Tell your STS story. We may get much-needed attention on a much-neglected topic: the long-term quality care crisis for individuals with severe I/DD challenges. Submit your suggestion online in the On the Ground comments section.
Can You Volunteer to Attend Events?
Home and School Association board members need your help. Power is in numbers, but we can’t attend all events to spread the word about STS as a solution to the waiting list crisis in Connecticut. We need more volunteers. If you can help, please contact us at 855-200-0490 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.