Thursday, October 1, 2009

Letter to the Editor: Direct Care Staff Deserve Pay Hike

Bravo to upstate New advocates promoting higher wages for Direct Support Professionals. These are the folks whose passion and committment ensure that people with disabilities can lead dignified and productives lives in the community. Thanks to the Albany Times Union for keeping the dialogue going. Today's letter is from James Flanigan, Executive Director of the Rensselaer ARC, in Troy, N.Y.

Karen Nagy's Sept. 22 op-ed article gave readers an understanding of the staff salary issue from the perspective of a parent whose son depends on direct care staff in the state Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities system.

I would like to add some fiscal details to her case.

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