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Advocate for the Better Care Better Jobs Act

The American Network Of Community Options & Resources (ANCOR) Is Leading An Advocacy
Effort To Advance The Better Care Better Jobs Act In The U.S. Congress.

If enacted, funding will be invested in the HCBS programs, which would include the workforce; a historic investment in the care economy. Click here to access the advocacy action tool to tell your members of Congress to support the Better Care Better Jobs Act by signing on as co-sponsors.

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Rise Up Together To Address The DSP Workforce Crisis

BJ Stasio, a disability rights advocate from Western NY launched a letter-writing campaign yesterday, 10.11, to elevate awareness on the direct support professional (DSP) workforce crisis.

READ MORE to watch BJ's powerful story and learn more about how you can tell your personal story and ask Governor Kathy Hochul to RISE UP for a living wage for DSPs.

Tell Congress: We MUST Fund Disability Services

Advocates from The Arc and partner organizations are gathered in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC reading thousands of stories out loud from people with disabilities and their families about the importance of disability services in their lives.

Op-Ed: Don't Cut the Dignity to Work

BY BIN FENG | qns.com | MAR 25, 2021

CCOs are absolutely essential to provide the support and specialized care for people like Vincent to enable success and allow him to take pride in having the dignity of work.

Care Providers, Families Fear Hidden Funding Cuts for New Yorkers with Developmental Disabilities

BY DENIS SLATTERY | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | FEB 04, 2021 AT 2:26 PM

Family members and service providers supporting some of the most vulnerable New Yorkers say a state agency is secretly slashing funds for New Yorkers with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

New Yorkers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Must Remain a Priority for Investment

BY SENATOR JOHN W. MANNION | EMPIRE REPORT | FEB 23, 2021

As a parent who knows firsthand the challenges of a loved one with an intellectual disability, and as a newly elected State Senator and the new Chairman of the New York Senate Committee on Disabilities, I understand the role government must play in supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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