The IDD service delivery system in California has been chronically underfunded. As a result, Californians with IDD and their families have experienced cuts to program hours, high support staff turnover, waiting lists, and closed services. We advocate for a budget that supports quality, sustainable services for people with IDD and allows for innovation as the service system changes. Our members stay educated and engaged throughout the budget cycle. CDSA has led virtually every rate increase proposal for decades, including the rate model implementation, 2020-21 temporary rate increases and ABX 2-1 that supported increases in wages and benefits for program staff.