A friend attended the NACDD conference in Orlando. The Commissioner for the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (Sharon Lewis) spoke.  At a private meeting with a several others, policy was discussed.  Ms. Lewis said she thinks we are going to end up with “Global Waiver.” That we will see DD Waivers go away. That a state will have one waiver that applies to DD, TBI, Aids, etc. She also made reference to mid-class families not getting what they get now.
My source will check with the other people at the meeting to see if they heard the same thing.
Lewis also said in her speech (Informant did not know if she was talking about DD Councils or the DD population), that now that Kennedy was dead we had problems.