DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS Presented by Susan Constantino President and Chief Executive Office Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS Susan Constantino speech FINAL Before I start I would like to read to you from a job description. Assists individuals with activities of daily living, such as [...]

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS Presented by Alberto Vasquez, DSP

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS Alberto Vasquez final Sixteen years ago I applied for a job as a direct support professional, and to be honest I did not know what type of a job I’d be walking into. [...]

MEDICAID ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, Presented by Marco Damiani,

MEDICAID ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR  PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Marco speech final We are seeing and hearing more and more about possible changes to the Medicaid Program. It’s easy [...]

Workforce Issues, Presented by Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz

My brother, Joel, was a wonderful person who could be charming, humorous, caring, and kind. At the same time he could not protect himself, use the phone, bathe himself, or do most of the things [...]

Workforce Issues, Presented by Darryl Lewis

When I first met Ramon over 27 years ago, he was walking. But he had a fall and developed a spinal condition. He had an operation, but he never gained back his mobility, and he’s been using a [...]

Workforce Issues, Presented by Theresa Black

I’ve been working in the field of developmental disabilities services for 36 years. I started as a direct support professional, was promoted several times, and now I am the director of [...]

Increasing the Minimum Wage for Direct Support Professionals Presented by James Parrott, PhD, Deputy Director and Chief Economist Fiscal Policy Institute

Increasing the Minimum Wage for Direct Support Professionals Presented by James Parrott, PhD, Deputy Director and Chief Economist Fiscal Policy Institute March 2016 The government-funded human [...]

EARLY INTERVENTION AND PRESCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES Presented by Paola Jordan: March 13, 2015

EARLY INTERVENTION AND PRESCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES Presented by Paola Jordan: March 13, 2015 I am the mother of twins: Maya and Thomas. They’re going to be seven in four days. They were [...]

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS Presented by Jamie Spear

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS on Work Force Issues Presented by Jamie Spear March 13, 2015 I work at a residence uptown where I provide direct support to eleven adults with developmental [...]

RESIDENTIAL SERVICES: Presented by Jackie Ceonzo, Parent

Residential Services: Presented by Jackie Ceonzo, Parent March 13, 2015   My son Joey is 20 years old. He’s the most lovable, kindest person that I’ve ever met.   He’s very handsome and he’s [...]

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