Testimony Over Proposed Budget Provisions in NY

Theresa Laws delivers testimony in support of direct support professionals in New York

In the ‘Testimony Over Proposed Budget Provisions in New York,’ Theresa Laws, DSP and member of the Direct Support Professional Alliance of NYS, states “I urge your support of certain provisions within the proposed budget. In the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities’ Budget Briefing Booklet, Commission Ritter speaks of the need to recognize and support the direct professional workforce as it holds the key to providing high quality person‐centered supports and services for persons with disabilities. DSPANYS is pleased to see and urges your support of the budget’s provisions for a retroactive and prospective Medicaid trend factor, and an additional phase of OMRDD’s Health Care Initiative.”