Advocates call for living wage for direct support professionals

July 13, 2021

Rochester, N.Y. – Channel 13 WHAM

Advocates and caregivers for individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities are sounding the alarm about difficulties when it comes to staffing direct support professionals.

These workers help individuals living with disabilities in a number of ways. However, advocates say the industry is facing difficulties recruiting and retaining these important workers. They are calling on New York leaders to help fund living wages for these professionals.

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