Biden's disability plan includes an aim around self-direction

June 9, 2020

US Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden released a disability plan which includes an aim around self-direction: "Affirming the right of people with disabilities to self-direct services. Biden will encourage more states to allow older Americans and people with disabilities receiving long-term services and supports under Medicaid the option of self-directing their own home and community-based services, including the right to hire family members as support workers. He will direct the Administration for Community Living to identify best practices in self-direction and make them available to people who need them."