Recent testimony on bills affecting SARAH Inc
Denise Henry testified on Connecticut House Bill “NO. 5035 AN ACT ADJUSTING THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2019.” She argued for more support for non-profit community businesses that represent some 12% of the state’s workforce. To read her full testimony, click HERE
Denise Henry regularly testifies on bills affecting SARAH Inc. Recently, those included:
- H. B. NO. 5035 AN ACT ADJUSTING THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
- S. B. NO. 400 AN ACT CONCERNING GRADUATE FUNDING AND THE PROVISION OF SUPPORT AND SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY.
- H.B. 5460 AN ACT CONCERNING MINIMUM EMPLOYEE WAGES FOR PROVIDERS OF STATE-CONTRACTED HUMAN SERVICES
“2017 American’s Direct Support Workforce Crisis” report from the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. “People with an intellectual disability (ID) rely on Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) for daily support that enables them to live in U.S. communities. Their families rely on the DSP workforce to provide reliable quality support so they can work and have respite from the day-to-day stressors of caregiving. Challenges in finding, keeping and training this workforce persist and have reached crisis levels in the long-term services and supports (LTSS) industry. The direct support workforce is one of the highest in demand in the U.S. The expansion needed in this workforce is unlikely to take place without significant changes in how direct support professionals are recruited, trained and supported. The pipeline for people entering the Direct Support Profession is not keeping pace with the number of DSPs needed by Americans with ID and their families…” You can read the full report HERE.