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The What's New & Urgent? page contains all of the entries that have been posted in the left column.

Our Stories are powerful! View some great videos.

Visit our In the Media page to learn what's being said about NOEWAIT.

The Resources page has links to Web sites and documents like our Annual Report, newsletters, brochures, and Powerpoint presentations.

Visit our About Waitlists page to find out how waitlists affect people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Visit Our Plan page to learn how NOEWAIT is taking action on waitlists and what you can do to help.

Please Donate to help the cause.

Want to join our organization or contact us? Please visit our Join/Contact Us page.

We can, we will, we must end the wait -

A picture of a family memberNOEWAIT 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 waitlists for services in every state.  This will be accomplished through public education, mobilizing people into action, and changing public policy.

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.

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

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.

To unite efforts of families, self-advocates, advocates providers, government and citizens to change laws and policies across the country to eliminate waitlists for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Testimony provided by Dr. Denver Fox at the Denver, Colorado Admin-istration on Developmental Disabilities hearing on December 6, 2010.

Please take a moment to read our one-page NOEWAIT Position Paper (in PDF format).