Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Leo's Letter: A $20 Median Benchmark for the Direct Support Workforce Is the First Step. We Need To Do Much More. - The Arc of Massachusetts Skip to main content

In this week’s video message, Executive Director Leo Sarkissian provides an in depth overview of what the funding from Governor Healey’s FY25 Budget proposal means for rates of pay for the direct support workforce.

The current proposed rate increases could lead to a $20 median rate of pay for this workforce – but as Leo outlines, there is still so much more to be done. Your advocacy will be vital to ensure these rates continue to grow, and that people with IDD and autism have the services they need to thrive.

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