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Editorials call on Governor to #bFair2DirectCare

Two more newspapers call on governor Cuomo to add money to the NYS Budget to increase salaries for direct care workers.

A letter to Cuomo, signed by 23 senators, said this: “Simply put, if NYS does not make major investments in the direct support workforce this year, we risk staffing shortages that will cause provider organizations to collapse, and individuals with disabilities and their families to go without the vital supports on which they depend.”

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Staten Island Advance Says #bFair2DirectCare
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Governor Cuomo, B Our Hero and #bFair2DirectCare

Direct Support Workers Need a Living Wage. NYS must step up now to avert a crisis.

PLEASE READ AND SIGN

 

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More On The Fight For Fair Pay

“Capitol Pressroom”Ann Hardiman, Executive Director, NYS Association of Community and Residential Agencies and Steve Kroll, Executive Director of NYSARC.

HEAR THE INTERVIEW HERE

 

WWNY TV-7 in Watertown highlights the bFair2DirectCare campaign.

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“How Am I Supposed to Live Without You?” #bFair2DirectCare

“The governor must adopt a funding plan that allows non-profit groups to retain qualified employees by paying a salary that allows these same workers to meet their financial needs.” – NYS Senator Marty Golden

READ THE ARTICLE HERE

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Academic Paper Shows Role of First Impressions of People with Autism

A new paper finds that for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), first impressions are less favorable than those of their neurotypical peers, with potentially isolating consequences.

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Deadline Looming: #bFair2DirectCare

Lack of funding means agencies are operating with smaller staff and that is limiting program offerings.

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#bFair2DirectCare: Governor Cuomo, Be Our Hero

The video at the link below gives the viewer a glimpse into what it takes to be a direct support professional working with people with developmental disabilities. This is a very demanding and rewarding career that takes a great deal of training. Recent increases in the minimum wage and a lack of funding from New York State have eroded the wages of these positions, making it increasingly difficult for non-profit agencies to hire and retain staff and this threatens to reduce the quality and quantity of supports and services for people with disabilities. Please ask Governor Cuomo to fund increases in wages for these dedicated and caring professionals.

VIEW THE VIDEO HERE