Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports

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The Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports offers an organizational home for people committed to the shift to individualized, person-directed supports. The Alliance is a new international association established in response to a growing need for people with disabilities, their families and the people and organizations that support and represent them to have ways to share ideas and resources. Members of the Alliance advocate for the freedom and civil rights of people with disabilities and act against anything that limits opportunity and choice. We are a catalyst to transform segregated approaches/services and to champion innovation. 


Membership in The Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports is available for all, including:

  • All people who are directing their own services (or who want to self-direct);
  • Family Members who support person-directed, family centered and fully inclusive service models;
  • Service Organizations that offer individualized services and supports (no congregate or segregated services) and those with an endorsed commitment to transforming to this model; 
  • Organizations that support the shift away from congregate service models and toward models that are individualized, flexible and person-, family-driven. These organizations include: microboards, support/resource coordination organizations, financial management service organizations, managed care organizations, advocacy organizations, agency co-ops, and others.
  • Everyone else who advocates for or has a commitment to citizen directed supports.

We invite all members who support the shift to individualized, person-directed supports, recognize the importance of individual freedom/authority and promote individual choice and control of people with disabilities over their lives and the ways in which services are offered.


Membership benefits will be developed with input from members to determine those in which there is the most interest.


Please see the dues amounts listed below. If you are able to contribute more to support the mission of The Alliance, your generosity will be most appreciated. Please click here to make an additional donation.


The Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports is an inclusive organization. We invite everyone who is interested in The Alliance’s mission to join us even if the suggested dues rates are beyond your ability to pay. If the dues listed below are not affordable for you, please email Nancy Weiss, Treasurer (nancyrobinweiss@gmail.com) to discuss reduced dues.


    Individual Membership 

    (click above to select and pay for one of these membership types)

    Individual membership is available to anyone who supports self-direction that offers control over: people’s own budgets, where and with whom they live, how and by whom they are supported, and how and where they work, play, worship, volunteer and otherwise participate fully in the communities of their choice.  Individual members are full members; they can vote and can serve on the Board of Directors.

    Income levels are to assure affordability for all members and will be kept completely confidential.

    If your annual household income is:

    Membership Type:

    Dues:

    0-$25,000

    Individual - A

    $10

    $25,000 - $50,000

    Individual - B

    $50

    $50,000 - $100,000

    Individual - C

    $100

    $100,000 - $150,000

    Individual - D

    $150

    $150,000 - $200,000

    Individual - E

    $200

    $200,000 +

    Individual - F

    $300



    Joining as a Family 

    (click above to select and pay for one of these membership types)

    All members of your immediate family will be members). Family members are full members; they can vote and can serve on the Board of Directors.

    Income levels are to assure affordability for all members and will be kept completely confidential.

    If your annual household income is:

    Membership Type:

    Dues:

    0-$25,000

    Family - A

    $15

    $25,000 - $50,000

    Family - B

    $60

    $50,000 - $100,000

    Family - C

    $110

    $100,000 - $150,000

    Family - D

    $160

    $150,000 - $200,000

    Family - E

    $210

    $200,000 +

    Family - F

    $310


    Joining as a Full Organizational Member

    (click above to select and pay for one of these membership types)

    Dues are based on the organization’s total annual budget.

    Full organizational membership is available to organizations that offer individualized services and supports (that is, no congregate or segregated services) as well as those organizations that offer services and who have an endorsed commitment to transforming to this model (that is, this shift has been agreed to in the organization’s mission or as part of a strategic plan and is being pursued).

    Full organizational membership is also open to organizations that provide services to people with disabilities and support the shift away from congregate service models and toward models that citizen directed but are earlier on their path to make this shift.

    Full organizational membership is open as well to organizations that are led by and represent people who receive services or are otherwise directly impacted by disability services. This includes organizations led by and directly representing self-advocates with disabilities, family members and service providers.Organizations under this category may include: service providers, microboards, support/resource coordination organizations, self-advocacy organizations, family organizations, agency co-ops, etc.

    Full organizational membership offers membership to a specified number of organizational representatives. Organizations wanting more than the identified number of representatives to participate as members can purchase a second membership or additional representatives can join as individual members. Representatives of member organizations are full members; they can vote and can serve on the Board of Directors.


     Total Annual Operating Budget (expenses)Membership Type Dues  Number of organizational representatives having membership status
     Under $250,000  Organizational - A  $250 3
     $250,000- $500,000 Organizational - B $375 5
     $500,000 - $1,000,000 Organizational - C $750 5
     $1,000,00 - $2,000, 000 Organizational - D $1,500 10
     $2,000,000 - $5,000,000 Organizational - E $2,500 10
     $5,000,000 - $10,000,000 Organizational - F $5,500 15
     For each additional ten million operating budget, an additional
    $1,000 in dues
       
     Additional examples of Full Organizational Membership Dues:   
     Total Annual Operating Budget (expenses)   
     $10,000,000 - $20,000,000 Organizational - G $6,500 16
     $20,000,000 - $30,000,000 Organizational - H $7,500 17
     $30,000,000 - $40,000,000 Organizational - I $8,500 18
     $40,000,000 - $50,000,000 Organizational - J $9,500 19

    Associate Members

    (click above to select and pay for one of these membership types)

    Associate membership is available to any individual, company, organization or association that does not meet the criteria for full organizational membership. This could include:  state, provincial or county/local government administrations; financial management service organizations; managed care organizations; national/ international organizations; suppliers; contractors; consulting firms; foundations; vendors; etc.  Associate membership is appropriate foradvocacy or disability-focused organizations that are predominantly professional associations or organizations whose purpose is to represent other organizations (such as statewide councils for independent living, associations of provider agencies, associations of specific disability professions, research-focused organizations, etc.).Associate members are not eligible to vote or to have representatives participate on the Board of Directors.

     Total Annual Income or Operating Budget (expenses)Membership Type Dues  
     Under $250,000  Associate - A $500
     $250,000 - $500,000   Associate - B  $750
     $500,000 - $1,000,000 Associate - C $1,500
     $1,000,000 - $2,000,000 Associate - D $3,000
     $2,000,000 - $5,000,000  Associate - E $5,000
     $5,000,000 - $10,000,000 Associate - F $11,000
     $10,000,000 - $15,000,000 Associate - G $13,000
     $15,000,000 - $20,000,000 Associate - H $14,000
     $20,000,000 - $30,000,000  Associate - I $15,000
     $30,000,000 - $40,000,000 Associate - J $16,000
     $40,000,000 - $50,000,000 Associate - K $17,000
     $50,000,000 - $60,000,000 Associate - L $18,000
     Additional $1,000 in dues per each additional ten million
    dollars of operating budget
      







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    The Alliance Board reserves the right to reject the membership of potential members or discontinue the membership of members whose actions indicate that they do not support the mission and values of The Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports.

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