ANCOR evaluated 231 nominations of highly qualified DSPs in selecting the national and state winners," said ANCOR CEO Renee Pietrangelo.
The ANCOR National Advocacy Campaign was established to provide a focus on this critical workforce issue.
is working to increase awareness about the Direct Support Professional (DSP) work-force shortage crisis affecting the critical daily services and support needed by millions of Americans with disabilities.
A national effort is currently being made through ANCOR and many of its providers to raise the wages for the 874,000 DSPs in the industry.
The Direct Support Professionals Fairness and Security Bill, now before Congress, would take important steps to ensure that Direct Support Professionals are paid wages that enable them to stay in their jobs and provide the critical services that people with disabilities rely upon," says ANCOR.
Lampner explains that Chimes, one of the oldest members of ANCOR, and many others have been lobbying in congress for six years to pass a bill that will increase wages.
ANCOR is a national providers organization that advocates for the rights of people with disabilities and for better wages for the caregivers who support them.
They were selected by ANCOR from hundreds of nominees sent in from all over the country.
I am very proud of the winners and the honor they have earned from ANCOR.
Those ResCare employees singled out for ANCOR awards were nominated by their supervisors or fellow workers.
We salute them all," said Peter Kowalski, president of ANCOR.
Also at the ANCOR
conference today, Secretary of Labor Elaine L.