DD Coalition Priorities This Session
Establish DSP Wage Standards with House Bill 2457
Finally resolve the DSP wage inequities by setting the average wage for Direct Support Professionals to 150% of the Portland Metro minimum wage and cover the cost of Paid Family Leave to stabilize this essential workforce and reduce turnover that places people with I/DD at higher risk. Long-term solution to a long-term issue. Link
Fully Fund DD Case Management with Policy Option Package 130 & House Bill 2448
DD Case Management funding has not kept pace with increased workload and complexity of the work over the past several years. Full funding of the DD Workload Model and periodic administrative reviews are needed to ensure case managers who are a vital lifeline to Oregonians with I/DD are adequately compensated for their work. Link
Support Regional Family to Family Networks with $1.5M/Biennium.
Regional Family Networks support more than 13,500 families experiencing disability, many who have barriers accessing the formal developmental disability service system. Regional Family Networks work in partnership with thousands of other community-based organizations to reduce inequities for marginalized families.
Support Healthier Oregon - Policy Option Package 105
Provides access to DD Services for everyone who meets disability criteria for DD Services and Medicaid regardless of their immigration status.