HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Many people with disabilities are wondering what might be next for them with the new health care law scheduled to take effect soon and the government facing a shutdown.
Members of Valley Associates for Independent Living are calling on local, state, and federal leaders to remember individuals with disabilities when they make policy decisions.
This can be anything from Obamacare, to adding ramps outside of buildings in the Valley.
Gayl Brunk, who organized Thursday's luncheon, said members from Rep. Bob Goodlatte's team all the way down to Harrisonburg City Council members will be in attendance.
She said with all the talk about health care reform, it's important for leaders to see the people that they will be impacting.
Lisa Liller has been disabled her whole life and said she wants the leaders to listen to personal stories.
"The most important thing is to hear from those with disabilities. One never knows if they will become a person with a disability. That's important for our leaders to understand when they go to work for their constituents in the area," said Liller.
This is the thirteenth year for this event.