intellectual-disabilities

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Direct service providers rally for more money in the 2022-23 state budget at the Pennsylvania state Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

We’re in the budget home stretch; do the right thing for disability workers | Opinion

BY: - June 21, 2022

We can't miss this chance to raise wages for workers and to stabilize funding for critical programs.

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Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents are at risk. Only lawmakers can fix it | Opinion

BY: - May 23, 2022

The plight of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents and their families must be a top priority this budget season.

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We work with people with intellectual disabilities. Pa. needs to step up for us now | Opinion

BY: - May 20, 2022

We have asked for help for decades. Legislators have the opportunity now to fund our jobs adequately.

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If not now, when will Pa. fully fund its intellectual disability system? | Opinion

BY: - February 10, 2022

The system is crumbling before our eyes. Gov. Wolf's budget falls short of addressing the crisis.

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Poll: Disability service industry cut services in face of staffing shortage | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 14, 2022

The industry says it has spent months pleading for help from the Wolf administration.

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Investments in human services industries are an investment in our future | Opinion

BY: - January 11, 2022

The caring people who do this important work have been undervalued too long. That has to stop.

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Gov. Tom Wolf has failed to address the collapse of Pa.’s intellectual disability system

BY: - December 16, 2021

With billions of dollars in stimulus money at their disposal, Wolf, General Assembly must act now.

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Pa. releases plan for $1.2B in stimulus cash for services for Medicaid recipients | Tuesday Coffee

BY: - November 23, 2021

The money would be used, among other things, to address a staffing crisis for those who work with people with intellectual disabilities.

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Here’s how to solve Pa.’s intellectual disability funding crisis | Opinion

BY: - November 10, 2021

A bipartisan effort to access federal stimulus funding will prevent the intellectual disability system's collapse.

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My son has Down syndrome. Your taxes enrich his life | Opinion

BY: - October 18, 2021

So, for another year, on behalf of Greg and our family ... thank you

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A Mom’s journey through Pa.’s direct support professional crisis | Opinion

BY: - October 15, 2021

I’ll keep fighting for my daughter … for all these sons and daughters. Because that’s what moms do.