July 23, 2019
Councilmember Nadeau holds a joint public roundtable on the decision to end the contract. Twenty-seven public witnesses testify, all against ending the contract or in favor of extending it to ensure a longer, more robust transition period. Video of the roundtable is available online.
July 24, 2019
Councilmember Nadeau requests weekly updates from the Department on Disability Services on each individual receiving services and how those services are being transitioned to DDS or other service providers. She asks for the updates to begin on Friday, August 2, 2019 and continue for 8 weeks following the end of the contract, which currently expires on August 30, 2019.
July 29, 2019
Councilmember Nadeau sends a letter to the Mayor signed by all Councilmembers expressing concern about the transition plan. They ask the Mayor to reexamine the decision to end the contract or consider extending it to allow for a stronger transition. The goal is to ensure residents receive the same level of service and don't experience an interruption in important care.
- Washington Post: D.C. lawmakers urge mayor to extend disabilities services contract
- Washington City Paper: D.C. Council Calls on Mayor Muriel Bowser to Extend Disability Services Contract With Georgetown University
- Washington Post: Are you listening, Mayor Bowser? The District’s disability community is hoping you are.
- Washington City Paper: Brianne Nadeau Assigns Department of Disability Services Weekly Status Reports
- Washington Post: Backlash intensifies over D.C. plan to end disabilities services contract