The Pathway to Meaningful Work for All Abilities Starts Here!
We are joining forces with our partners at Illinois Association for Rehabilitation Services to ask for your support . Without Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and other crucial frontline staff, we have no community-based services for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities in Illinois. This is why it is important that our Illinois providers have the means to retain amazing staff and try and recruit compassionate individuals into these crucial roles. Unfortunately, providers across Illinois are struggling mightily to retain staff and hire new ones, losing workers to industries that can pay higher wages and benefits, even if the work is less meaningful and impactful.
We want to make sure we can offer fair bonuses to longtime workers and to recruit new ones into disability services so we can compete with other industries. We need your help in this effort, because we know you can make a difference by talking to your state Representative and Senator.
Today we are asking you to give your legislator(s) in Springfield a call and ask them to support workers in disability services by passing a state budget supplemental during the Fall Veto Session.
Click this link to make a difference in the lives of individuals living with disabilities and let your voice be heard!