DSP’s from ALL community settings are essential!

DSP'S FROM ALL COMMUNITY SETTINGS CARE ESSENTIAL! No question, direct support professionals are going above and beyond their usual roles and responsibilities during this public ... Read more

Raising Awareness of DSP’s as Essential Workers

In these uncertain times, one thing that is abundantly clear is the essential role of direct support professionals in our state. They are at the frontlines, providing life-sustaining supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) every single day, in all circumstances.
During this crisis, DSPs have no option to work remote or stay home. The lives of the people they support rely upon them being by their side. By being there, DSPs ... Read more

It’s FY2021 Budget GO Time and We Need Your Voice!

Governor Murphy is proposing $42 million ($21 million new state funding/$21 million federal Medicaid match) in FY2021 for DSP wages, which is great news indeed! Now the budget is in the hands of the Legislature for review and negotiation. We need your help ensuring that the funding Governor Murphy is proposing makes it in the final FY2021 budget that will be adopted by the Legislature and Governor at the end of June. To that end, we are asking advocates to submit written testimony to the ... Read more

Good News! Gov Murphy Funds DSP Wage Increase in His FY 2021 budget

Dear Coalition for a DSP Living Wage: Some good news! Governor Murphy delivered his annual budget address on this past Tuesday, February 25 and he is proposing $42 million in the FY2021 for DSP wages. We believe the total represents $21 million of new state funding and $21 million federal Medicaid match, and we are seeking clarification. We are grateful to the Governor for making individuals with I/DD, their families and the DSPs a priority in his budget this ... Read more

Join us Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 to support Senate bill S-1194 to increase DSP wages

oin us Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 to supPort Senate bill S-1194 to increase DSP wages Dear Coalition for a DSP Living Wage:

Quick Update

While the ... Read more

Bill Up in the Senate to increase DSP wages on Thursday!

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Dear Coalition for a DSP Living Wage:
Good News! This Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 2pm ... Read more

Indexing DSP Wage – One Pager

What’s a Direct Support Professional (DSP)?

A Direct Support Professional provides hands-on supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). DSPs are the reason people with I/DD are able to live meaningful lives in the community. DSP’s must complete extensive training and continuing education to attain the knowledge needed to support the diverse physical and intellectual needs of individuals with I/DD. ... Read more

Join the DSP Coalition NEXT Tues, Jan 14 at the Statehouse!

Jan14, 2020 -State of the State -DSP Rally

Dear Coalition for a DSP Living Wage:
Next Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at ... Read more

Join the DSP Coalition in Trenton and Send a Thanksgiving Letter

Dear Coalition for a DSP Living Wage: We need your voice! Governor Murphy and his Administration are already making decisions ... Read more

Governor Approves $20 Million DSP Wage Increase

Dear Coalition for a DSP Living Wage: YOU did it! Thanks to you outstanding advocacy, the final FY2020 budget Governor Murphy signed into law yesterday ... Read more

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