Task Force on Attendant Services

Access Living sponsors an Advocacy group called the Task Force on Attendant Services which mobilizes for the right to home and community-based services for people with disabilities of all ages. The Task Force emphasizes the importance of consumer control and the adequate funding of Personal Assistant Services. It supports reform legislation to expand home and community options. The Task Force monitors Medicaid, Medicare and other health care budget needs for people with disabilities and responds to cuts in necessary spending.

Beyond the Task Force, the team is involved in various coalitions and networks that fight for home and community services, for well funded quality human services, for state compliance with the Olmstead Decision of the U.S. Supreme Court and Single Payer Health Care -- a high quality, affordable-to-all, tax funded health care system for every person living in the United States.

The Task Force meets the first Wednesday of each month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact:
Tom Wilson
Title:
Community Organizer - Health Care
Work:
312-640-2125
TTY:
312-640-2171
Email:
twilson@accessliving.org