Will We Remember the Lessons of the Pandemic?
PA leaders have a real opportunity to address the inadequacies of funding in the disability services industry.
The American Rescue Plan: How the Latest Federal Funding Can Benefit the ID/A Community
The latest COVID recovery plan has been signed by the President. Unlike previous COVID-related bills, funding will be sent directly to the states. What does this mean for our industry?
Updates from the Capitol
A new legislative session is now underway in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, and two proposed bills hope to garner more support for DSPs and people with disabilities.
Understanding ODP Rates
ODP rates are frequently left out of discussions about fixing the DSP crisis, but addressing them will help lead us to the wage increases the industry needs.
Is Help Around the Corner?
The upcoming presidential inauguration may come with extended economic relief for Americans. But how future funding shakes out at the state level—especially for intellectual disability and autism communities—remains to be seen.
Washington, D.C. could learn a lot from PA Leadership
While Pennsylvania's General Assembly and Governor were able to work out a consensual budget agreement for the remaining fiscal year, they have yet to meaningfully address the needs of frontline workers like DSPs.
Averting painful legislative session will require unprecedented collaboration
As the nation remains embroiled in the COVID-19 pandemic, the General Assembly needs to put aside political differences to act in the best interest of all Pennsylvanians.
Your Vote Matters
Are you voting this year? Your voice gives you the power to enact the change you want to see in your community.
Here's an Idea: Make Hazard Pay Permanent
Governor Wolf's recommendation to utilize CARES ACT funding to raise frontline worker pay is only a temporary fix.
Bill Including $260 Million in ID/A Funding Signed by Governor Wolf
HB 2510 was signed by Governor Tom Wolf and provides much needed funds to disability service providers affected by COVID-19 to help continue their programs.
Helping People with Disabilities for Poverty-level Wages
"The system’s flaws are more apparent now than ever, as we battle the pandemic."
If PA State Leaders Love Front Line Workers, Why Do They Pay Them Poverty Wages?
It's refreshing to hear our elected leaders bringing attention to frontline heroes like DSPs, but more still needs to be done.
The Other Front Line
DSPs are no strangers to challenging times. As they continue providing critical support services for the people who need them most, they rely on our voices to help bring attention to their vital work.
SB 906 Vetoed; Override Unlikely
As the Wolf Administration continues to recognize the benefits of community-based care, InVision responds to contradictions among their proposed budget and state center closure plan.
Updates from the Capitol
Recap of the FY 20/21 budget meeting with Governor Wolf’s office, Gov. Wolf’s new mental health initiative, new PA House Human Services Committee chair announcement, and ODP’s response to a federal report on critical incidents.
PA Senate Bill Aims to Block Polk, White Haven Closures
Gary Blumenthal, InVision's vice president for government relations and advocacy, addresses the bill's flaws in a Pennsylvania Capital-Star op-ed.