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KEY ISSUES/TAKE ACTION

Your voice is needed. Join advocates at the steps of the State Capitol Building on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to call out for necessary investments in disability services. Register here.

AHRC Nassau self-advocates call out for #bFair2DirectCare, a higher living wage for direct support professionals. In New York State
Advocate for investment in sustainable disability services specifically:

  • A proposed Direct Support Wage Enhancement (DSWE) as part of the New York State Budget to ensure agencies can raise the hourly rate of pay for direct care staff.
  • An 8.5% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for disability providers to reduce financial pressures, from utilities to mandated fringe benefits.
  • Share your support of these initiatives with Gov. Hochul in this one-click email.
  • Learn more about 2023 legislative priorities.

At the Federal Level
Continue to call for a Direct Support Professional (DSP) Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) to ensure necessary data is collected to justify reimbursement rates and compensation for DSPs.

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