With so much at stake for disability service providers, this has, indeed, been a long year. Let me extend my deepest appreciation to our members, families and supporters for their many efforts.
Everything makes a difference- your visits with legislators, letters to the editor, parent meetings, media interviews and overall willingness to stand up for our important work. I sometimes wish that we could go about providing service to people with disabilities, sit back and receive the praise we deserve. But, the reality is, we need to be proactive in telling our stories, and our struggles, to anyone who will listen. That's happening more often now, and we must keep it going in the future.
The legislative session is wrapping up, and there are some positive things emerging. Stay tuned.
Mike Burke, MOHR President