On Thursday, August 12, 2021, a group of Staten Island service providers and parents of children with developmental disabilities were invited to speak at a White House virtual roundtable to discuss the growing need for additional resources to support some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.  As reported by silive.com, these Staten Islanders were joined by U.S. Deputy Security of Labor Julie Su to advocate for passage of the Better Care Better Jobs Act, legislation intended to increase pay for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and provide billions of dollars for home-and-community-based services (HCBS).

The Better Care Better Jobs Act proposed a once-in-a-generation investment that will make our nation a better place to live. The U.S. services field needs greatly enhanced resources now more than ever, and deserves recognition for the indispensable value they provide to individuals with disabilities, their families and their communities,” said CEO of AHRC New York City, Marco Damiani.

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