How can legislators help me personally or our community?
Legislators can help individuals and communities with connective tissue disorders in a number of ways:
Supporting funding for research: Legislators can support funding for research into connective tissue disorders to help better understand the causes and potential treatments for these conditions.
Increasing access to healthcare: Legislators can work to increase access to affordable and comprehensive healthcare coverage, including coverage for necessary treatments and therapies related to connective tissue disorders.
Promoting disability rights: Legislators can support policies that protect the rights of individuals with disabilities, including connective tissue disorders, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability rights laws.
Encouraging the use of assistive technology: Legislators can promote policies that encourage the development and use of assistive technologies that can help individuals with connective tissue disorders to live more independently and participate more fully in society.
Supporting education and awareness: Legislators can support policies that promote education and awareness about connective tissue disorders, including efforts to reduce stigma and improve public understanding of these conditions.
Addressing health disparities: Legislators can work to address health disparities faced by individuals with connective tissue disorders, particularly those from underserved and marginalized communities.
By working to support policies and initiatives that address these areas, legislators can help to improve the lives of individuals with connective tissue disorders and their communities.