The State of America’s Direct Support Workforce Crisis 2022

The longstanding direct support workforce crisis, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has led to closures of critically needed services and a denial of access to community-based supports.
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November 03, 2022
Briefing

The Direct Care Workforce Crisis: Jeopardizing Individuals’ Access to Community Disability Services

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1:00pm-2:00pm EST

Join ANCOR for a free, virtual congressional briefing on The Direct Care Workforce Crisis: Jeopardizing Individuals' Access to Community Disability Services.

As Congress turns its attention after the midterms to end-of-year spending, ANCOR’s attention continues to be focused on ensuring that funding to strengthen the direct support workforce is included in any end-of-year spending package passed by Congress. The long-standing direct support workforce crisis is only getting worse, as illustrated by the latest data from ANCOR’s nationwide survey of community providers of intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) services. There is no better time than now to urge lawmakers in Congress to take bold, decisive, bipartisan action to uphold the rights of people with I/DD.

Join us for a virtual congressional briefing to analyze the latest data from ANCOR and better understand our current and upcoming opportunities for action.

Congressional Co-Sponsors

This briefing is sponsored in conjunction with the following members of Congress:

  • Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)
  • Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
  • Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI)
  • Representative Brett Guthrie (R-KY)

Presenters

  • Erica Smith Buchanan, Executive Director, CADENCE of Acadiana (Louisiana)
  • Yadira Holmes, Director of Government Relations, Consumer Direct Care Network (Florida)
  • Nic Sunchild, Direct Support Professional, Consumer Direct Care Network (Montana)
  • Lydia Dawson, Director of Policy, Regulatory and Legal Analysis, ANCOR
  • Elise Aguilar, Director of Federal Relations, ANCOR
  • Shannon McCracken, Vice President of Government Relations, ANCOR (moderator)