Author Archive: Ian Paregol

Thank you, Direct Support Professionals

The DC Coalition of Disability Service Providers extends its heartfelt appreciation to all of the District’s devoted direct support professionals. The week of September 10-16th is DSP Appreciation Week.  With your faithful assistance, persons impacted by intellectual and developmental disabilities…
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2017 Development Disabilities Awareness Reception

March 23, 2017 – Developmental Disability Awareness Reception at the Hyatt was big hit. Thank you everyone who purchased signature cocktails to help support our Project Action fundraiser. Special thanks to Miatta Thomas and Yeaty Kponou of Wholistic who helped…
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January 27th – Legislative Breakfast Wrap-up

On Friday, January 27th, the DC Coalition of Disability Services Providers welcomed members of the DC Council and their legislative staff to a breakfast at the Occidental Grill across from the Wilson Building. Special thanks to DC Councilmember Brianne Nadeau…
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The DC Coalition Now Has a Home

The DC Coalition has taken up office space at 64 New York Ave, NE in Washington, DC, alongside one of our exceptional providers, RCM of Washington.  “Strategically, a consistent presence and a formal business address in DC – very near the DC Council,…
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Carrington and Snyder re-elected into Leadership Positions

Congratulations to David Carrington of Innovative Life Solutions and Russell Snyder of Volunteers of America – Chesapeake who were re-elected their respective Board leadership positions of President and Vice-President.  Mr. Carrington will continue to serve as Board President through 2017…
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Dept of Labor: Overtime Rule Change Discussion

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued new rules and guidelines for determining which employees are eligible to be paid overtime for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.  These new rules change the amount of salary that an individual…
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DSP Conference on Employment – Huge Success

The DC Coalition, along with the DC DDS, Quality Trust and APSE DC joined forces to host a its annual Direct Support Professional conference on Employment.  The Conference entitled, “Employment is Everyone’s Business,” consisted of a day-long educational program including, two…
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DC Coalition Welcomes New Members

The DC Coalition of Disability Service Providers would like to welcome its newest Provider members: Ward & Ward Mental Health Services and Supreme Healthcare; as well as our newest Associate member: Butler Human Services.  We look forward to your involvement…
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