Public Comments for: HB496 - Abuse and neglect; financial exploitation, changes term incapacitated adults, definitions, penalties
Last Name: Milling Organization: The Arc of Virginia Locality: Richmond

On behalf of The Arc of Virginia's membership and board, we support HB496 and thank the patron for bringing forward. Words matter. This change in code from "incapacitated" to "vulnerable" adult, is not just an excersize in being sensitive, it is about ensuring that people with disabilities are respected and valued as members of our communities. Our choice of words reflect our thoughts, and I think our words also INFLUENCE our thoughts and beliefs. So The Arc of VA supports this postive step in affirming the value of every person. Thank you, Tonya Milling

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