September 12, 2022

Strategies that Made Progress on DSP Wages in Rhode Island

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1:00pm-2:00pm EST

In 2014, a Consent Degree from the U.S. Department of Justice created an expectation that Rhode Island ensure adequate resources to strengthen the state’s direct support workforce. In turn, this laid the foundation for advocates in 2022 to successfully advance new funding to improve DSP wages in Rhode Island.

In this FREE Direct Support Professional Recognition Week (#DSPRW22) offering, panelists will discuss the various tools and resources that helped advocates achieve success. Speakers will also detail how the grassroots efforts by Rhode Island’s provider association and collective action among a diverse range of stakeholders set the stage for a huge legislative victory: the highest-funded DSP wage to date.

A recording will be made available for registrants.


  • Tina Spears, Executive Director, Community Provider Network of Rhode Island
  • Jenna Husted, Director of Programs, Community Provider Network of Rhode Island
  • Kim Einloth, Chief Operations Officer, Perspective Corporations
  • Kiernan O’Donnell, Director of Day & Employment Services, The Fogarty Center


  • FREE for ANCOR members and non-members

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