At the Developmental Disabilities Action Night, hundreds of advocates from around Maryland wrote and delivered postcards to their Senators to let them know of the importance of Direct Support Professionals in their lives. We are in the “fight for our lives” now as the Senate considers the Fight for $15 bill which currently includes grossly insufficient funding provisions for Developmental Disabilities Services in Maryland. If the bill passes with the DD rates proposed, many providers will not survive, impacting access to critical supports for more than 24,000 Maryland citizens with disabilities and their families.
We ask our representatives in the general assembly and leadership to do the right thing. We are asking them to save our services by restoring DD funding increases to the Fight for $15 bill.