Hi, My name is Sara Lee McQueed. I am an advocate, client and board member of The Arc of King County. On Wednesdays during the legislative session, advocates and staff from The Arc go down to Olympia to talk with our State Representatives about issues concerning people with disabilities. The issues that I been working on are Medical Personal Care, and making sure that the cuts we receive are going to be small.
I also feel like it is better for people to live in the community with assistance rather than living in institutions. Living in the community is more cost effective than living in an institution. I feel like every individual, at some point, should be able to have the choice to live in the community. It is more expensive to put your son/daughter in a institution rather than having them live in the community.