A news conference in Albany yesterday calling for additional funding for direct care workers was attended by legislators from both parties, all voicing their support for the proposal.
Since beginning the course five years ago at NYU Tandon, Allan Goldstein’s classroom has provided a space for relationships and partnerships to grow between engineering students and consultants from United Cerebral Palsy of NYC (UCP of NYC) and HeartShare Human Services
A Letter from Senator Robert Ortt, Chairman of the Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee, and 21 other Senators, to Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan asks that the Senate’s One House Budget Proposal include $45 Million to begin to provide a living wage for direct support professionals at non-profit agencies providing support and services for people with disabilities.
“Today, Gov. Cuomo turned his back on our state’s most vulnerable New Yorkers, the developmentally disabled, and the incredible direct support professionals who provide such important quality of life care to these incredible individuals.