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Legislative Lab



If we mobilize to influence legislation and inspire
our leaders to be champions for our cause,
public policy will change over time.




Los Angeles County
Commissioner Work

Cathy Gott has had the privilege of serving on the Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities – appointed by Supervisor Kathryn Barger to represent 5th District, Los Angeles County's largest district. Every month, we invite the public to join us, comment, and share their concerns. Our job is to share information, listen, offer guidance, and report to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

Co-Chair, Policies on Intellectual
and Developmental Disabilities
Ad-Hoc Commitee

Cathy is also Co-chair of the Policies on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Ad-Hoc Committee, is focused on Housing and Employment.

Read more about the recommendations put forth



Ignite for Autism

Updates and information about legislation being worked on to help support and expand services for neurodiverse individuals.

The Arc

Promoting and protecting the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.


Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council

It is the mission of the Policy Information Exchange to educate and inform Pennsylvanians with disabilities, their families and advocates, and the general public, regarding public policy issues and to further the exchange of policy information between the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council and federal, state and local policy makers.

The Arc Pennsylvania

The Arc of Pennsylvania was started 70 years ago by parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities who fought against society’s expectation that their children be sent to state institutions. Thanks to their work and the movement they created, life for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families is far better than it was in the early 1950s.


Guide to the New Members of the California Legislature 


To help navigate these new members of the Senate and Assembly, Sheehy Strategy Group has developed a guide identifying all new members, their party affiliations, and district offices.

Disability Vote California

Disability Vote California is a non-partisan campaign to eliminate barriers to voting, promote accessibility of voting technology and polling places; educate voters about issues and candidates; promote turnout of voters with disabilities across the state; engage candidates and the media on disability issues, and protect eligible voters’ right to participate in elections.

The Arc California

The Arc of California maintains a strong advocacy network of self-advocates, family members, service providers and community members dedicated to promoting and protecting the civil rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities

An indispensable resource in meeting your informational needs. You will find valuable links intended to support you in acquiring the information and assistance you are seeking.

California State Council on Developmental Disabilities

Through advocacy, capacity building and systemic change, SCDD works to achieve a consumer and family-based system of individualized services, supports, and other assistance.

Join us in The Rad Lab

Do you have a project or idea in mind? Or, would you like to contribute in our labs?
Contact us to explore ways in which we can collaborate.

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