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1. NOEWAIT: National Organization to End the Waitlists

The National Organization to End the Waitlist (NOEWAIT) has a petition directed to the President and Members of Congress:

"Health Care Reform Must Eliminate Waitlists and Allow for the Continuation/Portability of Services Across State Lines"

NOEWAIT is a grass-roots, national, social justice movement organized to ensure full opportunity, choices, freedom, and self-determination for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in every community by eliminating wait lists for services in every state. This will be accomplished through public education, mobilizing people into action, and changing public policy.

BECAUSE
Across the nation, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities wait years for services and supports and can not move freely from state to state or community to community.

BECAUSE
There must be adequate funding for lifetime services and supports needed by our most vulnerable family
members, without gaps or delays.

BECAUSE
Funding must be available in all states, portable across and within states and promote self-determination
for the individual with the disability, their families and legal guardians.

WE PLEDGE
To unite the efforts of families, providers, government agencies, advocacy groups and citizens to change laws and policies across the country and eliminate waiting lists for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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