ARCA is working hard with the other Lanterman Coalition members for a 10% across-the-board rate increase for developmental services providers and regional centers. And we’re working to end the “Annual Family Program Fee” (AFPF), sometimes called “the disability tax.” While it doesn’t affect everyone, it requires impacted families to pay an annual fee to the state because they have at least one child who requires regional center services.

Have you been assessed an Annual Family Program Fee, and has this fee made it harder for you to access regional center or Early Start services? We’re looking to share your stories with the Legislature, to put faces to the numbers. Tell us how this has hurt you! Contact Daniel (dsavino@arcanet.org) by February 17th and describe what this has meant for you. Send a message to our legislators: NO MORE AFPF!