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What’s In Store for I/DD Providers in 2024? Staffing Woes Top the List

The workforce crisis continues to be the number one issue for I/DD providers heading into 2024. Lydia Dawson, Senior Director of Government Affairs at ANCOR, reveals 5 ways providers could help make a difference.

Proposed Rule on Overtime Is Historic, But You Can Have a Say

If the new overtime rule goes into effect as proposed, it could mean over $1 billion in additional costs for I/DD providers. Learn 4 ways you can help raise awareness and limit the impact.

Expert Insight: Holly Rhodenhizer, A Serendipitous but Satisfying Path to Leadership

Holly Rhodenhizer, Vice President of Program Operations at enCircle, talks about her role as a leader, the lessons she’s learned, and the challenges facing the I/DD sector.

Build an Organizational Ship for Smooth Sailing During State Surveys

The prospect of a state survey can feel like sailing in stormy waters for I/DD agencies. However, there are ways to get and stay prepared so that you and your staff aren’t scrambling to pull together information or fill gaps in documentation.

6 Ways Art Can Benefit Individuals with I/DD

Learn about the benefits of art for individuals with I/DD and get tips for bringing art programming into your community.

7 Tips to Make Vaccination Less Stressful for Individuals with I/DD

Vaccinations can be stressful for anyone, but they can be especially difficult for people with I/DD. Try these 7 tips to help.

Expert Insights: Edward Hershey, President and CEO of Home of Guiding Hands

Edward Hershey is President and CEO of the California-based Home of Guiding Hands, a non-profit that serves hundreds of individuals with I/DD. In this Expert Insight, learn about Hershey’s approach to leadership and teamwork and his thoughts on the future of the I/DD sector.

I/DD Policy Update June 2023

In this I/DD policy update, learn about the top issues facing the I/DD sector, upcoming changes, and actions you can take to make sure your voice is heard.

Polypharmacy: From Common to Common Sense

Adults with intellectual and development disabilities (I/DD) often have multiple comorbidities and are on a number of medications. When health care team members work together to address polypharmacy in this population, it can improve quality of life and increase independence.

Expert Insight: Robert Ciatto, President and CEO of ACLD

Learn leadership lessons from Robert Ciatto, President and CEO of ACLD in New York, which can help you enable and nurture personal growth for staff in this care sector.

Advancing the Behavioral Health Sector: Kelly Jepson

Kelly Jepson is the Director of Government Relations for PharMerica parent BrightSpring Health Services. Kelly discusses her advocacy work on behalf of agencies, caregivers, and individuals in the I/DD sector.

Expert Insights: Stanfort J. Perry, Executive Director of AHRC Nassau

Hear from Stanfort Perry, Executive Director of AHRC Nassau, on the current challenges of staffing and what you can do to retain direct support professionals.

Advancing the Behavioral Health Sector: Esme Grewal

Esme Grewal is the Vice President of Government Relations for PharMerica parent BrightSpring Health Services. Esme discusses her advocacy work on behalf of agencies, caregivers, and individuals in the I/DD sector.