For too many years the CT budget has been balanced on the backs of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has suffered a total of fifty million dollars in cuts since 2012. There are over 2,000 individuals on the DDS residential waiting list and 100 individuals on the new day services waiting list. Individuals currently receiving services from the DDS will likely see the erosion of those services due to the governor’s five percent rescission authority. It is time for the CT General Assembly to prioritize this population. Please join your fellow DDS families in this family advocacy effort and share the information through your SEPTAs, Special Olympics’ teams, etc. There are approximately 20,000 DDS families. Together we must be the voice for those with I/DD.