intellectual-disabilities

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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.

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Why doesn’t Pa. support equal pay for equal work for disability support workers? | Opinion

BY: - September 26, 2021

The state has federal stimulus money to make it happen. It should spend it.

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House bill aims to protect intellectually disabled from false confessions | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 12, 2021

Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Police reform measures may have lost some of the momentum they had in Harrisburg in the days after last April’s conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, but that hasn’t stopped some lawmakers from continuing to press the case for badly needed change. The newest proposal comes from state Rep. Liz Hanbidge, D-Montgomery, […]

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There’s a workforce crisis in human services that funding alone can’t fix | Opinion

BY: - May 12, 2021

How can we hire quality staff to support the individuals in our programs if we can’t offer them a living wage, let alone a quality rate?

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Pa.’s waitlist system is an injustice to its disabilities community | Opinion

BY: - May 7, 2021

It is unacceptable to leave a vulnerable community waiting indefinitely on services they need to survive.