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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Rights & Justice

Quality services are meaningless if the people leveraging them can’t exercise their basic civil and human rights. Truly inclusive communities demands justice for people of all abilities.

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The establishment of Medicaid in 1965. The creation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in 1973. The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. The Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C. in 1999.

So many milestones have been essential to ensuring the civil and human rights of people with disabilities, but the vast majority of this history has been recent. While today’s youngest generations may take for granted the rights of people with disabilities, we know that so much work lies ahead—both to push the envelope for true equality, but also to protect the existing rights of people with disabilities against the possibility of the clock being turned back.

At ANCOR, we believe that a just society demands equal rights, and equal rights can never be taken for granted.

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