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Friday Feature: National Children’s Center

How NCC responded to COVID with Accessibility and Inclusivity   For this Friday’s installment, we spoke to Patricia Browne, President and CEO of The National Children’s Center (NCC) on how they responded to the unforeseen challenges of COVID-19 pandemic. After…
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Friday Feature: Azure Healthcare Services

Welcome to the first installment of “Friday Features!”  To start us off, we chose to speak to Beth Henson, CEO, Clinical Director and Policy Chief of Azure Healthcare Services LLC, about how they have maintained zero COVID-19 cases in all…
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Friday Features

Consistent with one of goals for 2020 – and in spite of the coronavirus pandemic which has curtailed many organizational initiatives for other associations – we are pleased to announce that the DC Coalition has hired a new outreach/engagement/social media manager: Megan Spinella.  Megan…
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DSP Rate Act passes DC Council

On February 4, 2020, the DC Council unanimously passed the Direct Support Professional Payment Rate Act of 2019 which provides for much-needed funding so that persons working as direct support staff in the District can earn more than the minimum…
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Welcome our new Platinum Member, CapGrow Partners

As we strive to expand opportunities and benefits for our provider members, I am delighted to announce a returning associate partner has joined the DC Coalition as a Platinum member. The DC Coalition welcomes CapGrow Partners !! CapGrow Partners helps organizations…
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DSP Conference Rockin’ Recap

Sept 12th – the DC Coalition of Disability Service Providers recognized the strength of our industry – the direct support professionals who coordinate critical connections, assist in skill development, and work with compassion on behalf of those persons receiving supports…
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Video: #SupportDSPRateAct

This video outlines the Crisis in Direct Support Professional wages for the District’s I/DD workforce. By 2020, DC’s Minimum Wage will rise to $15/hour. The chart below details how Direct Support Paraprofessionals (DSP) in this industry were funded in 2013 with a…
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DD Awareness Month Caps Off with Night of Song

On March 21st, the DC Coalition members and guests enjoyed a food, song and dance at our annual DD Awareness Month celebration at Busboys & Poets.   Building on the incredible success and standing room only capacity of last year, we brought…
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