We announced the release of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities’ 2023-2027 strategic plan, also referred to as the “5.07 plan,” in our May 27 Advocacy Update. Earlier this week, Crain’s Health Pulse published an article on the plan with significant input from The Arc New York.
“After years without sufficient funding or a strategic plan, we are facing an unprecedented workforce crisis,” The Arc New York stated. “The 5.07 plan must put emphasis on implementing immediate and long-term solutions to stabilizing our workforce.”
We thank Liberty ARC and their staff for articulating front-line experience with the impact of the workforce crisis on all providers. Such candor is critical as we continue to advocate for sustainable solutions and strive to deliver high-quality services in the face of significant challenges.
In addition to comments found within the article, The Arc New York provided oral testimony during the June 8 and 9 hearings on the plan. We will include the hearing recordings when they are made available.