NYSARC, Inc. salutes the more than 20,000 hard-working, dedicated Direct Support Professionals at our 48 operating Chapters statewide.
Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are the foundation of New York’s system of supports for people with developmental and other disabilities. They tirelessly and unselfishly support more than 128,000 people with developmental disabilities statewide. Their jobs are extraordinarily difficult but tremendously rewarding. DSPs have an incredible responsibility, are highly skilled, work in demanding situations, and are subject to intense quality monitoring and regulatory scrutiny. Families will attest that DSPs are like family to the individuals they support and some DSPs work with the same individuals for most of their careers.
As part of the #bFair2DirectCare Coalition, NYSARC is participating in the "300 Days to Better Pay" campaign to constantly repeat for legislators and the Governor that direct care not-for-profit agency workers need a fair rate of pay which is commensurate with their vital support responsibilities. The campaign's goal is to have the Governor and the Legislature approve appropriate budget funding for these dedicated professionals when the 2017-18 state budget is finalized April 1, 2017.
To learn more about how the NYSARC Chapter in your community is recognizing their outstanding, talented DSPs this week, please click here.
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