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What Exactly Is A Direct Support Professional?

For people of all abilities in this community, success is often determined by one highly influential, skilled person who helps them navigate both the work world and home life. They are called DSPs.

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#bFair2DirectCare Urges Governor & Legislature to “Finish the Job” and Fund Living Wage for Direct Support Professionals

Rallies in Albany and Poughkeepsie Thursday Call for a Living Wage for DSPs Who Support New Yorkers with Developmental Disabilities.

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Prisoners With Disabilities Claim Unfair Treatment

Prisoners with disabilities in the state’s Regional Medical Units allege that they are being denied access to essential programs and services like law libraries.

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New minimum wage strains workers who support New Yorkers with developmental disabilities

Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged two years ago to increase pay for DSPs over a six-year period. So far, though, it’s not clear whether his next budget plan, due at the end of the month, will keep apace with that promise.

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Bill Would Restore Tax Deductions For State And Local Taxes

“New Yorkers already get “short changed” by federal government, getting 79 cents back from Washington for every dollar they pay in taxes — or a shortfall of $48 billion annually.”

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Empower Is Helping To Train New Leaders

Two men with disabilities are partners and official members of the Leadership Niagara class of 2019, and it will mark the first time a person with an intellectual disability will be a member of the leadership class.

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Burnout, Low Pay Take Toll On Disability Service Providers

DSPs deserve a living wage and NYS can help by providing a 2.9 percent cost-of-living adjustment in the upcoming state budget.

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