We advocate for inclusion of persons with disabilities by promoting community-based services.Utahns with disabilities have the right to live and receive services and supports in the most integrated and least restrictive settings appropriate to their choice and needs. The DLC will provide systemic, legally-based advocacy to ensure that individuals with disabilities are being served in the most integrated settings appropriate to their needs and preferences.

Home & Community-Based Services in Utah

Utah is creating a new HCBS plan that may change the way Utahns with disabilities and those who are aging are supported at home and in their communities. The plan is supposed to make sure every person receiving Home and Community-based Services (HCBS) can get the supports he or she needs to stay healthy, live where and with whom he or she wants, do work he or she likes, and make decisions about his or her life. If successful, the plan will allow HCBS recipients the opportunity to live, work, or play in their community as independently as possible.

Additional Updates and Information

Did you know that Medicaid HCBS (Home and Community Based Services) Waiver services (including DSPD and all other waivers in Utah) help people with disabilities and aging adults live, work and play in the community? Medicaid HCBS services, including DSPD and waiver services, are jeopardized by Medicaid cuts. As such, the DLC formed a coalition to help educate and defend Medicaid services. Find out more at:

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