VIDEO: Shapiro aims to eliminate waiting lists for services for intellectually disabled adults

By Graham Harrington

April 22, 2024

Gov. Josh Shapiro and his top human services official spoke on their administration’s plan to reduce and potentially eliminate the waitlist keeping disabled individuals and their families from accessing support in a visit to the non-profit BARC Developmental Services in Warminster on Wednesday.

Nearly 4,500 families are on the waitlist and non-profit organizations are struggling to attract or keep staff, with representatives from BARC stating they face a worker vacancy rate of 48%.

The plan would initially involve increased salaries to boost the salaries of employees who, through nonprofit service agencies, work with intellectually disabled people and their families.

Shapiro’s administration envisions several years of increased funding that will eventually lead to expanding the number of

 

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Gov. Josh Shapiro and his top human services official spoke on their administration’s plan to reduce and potentially eliminate the waitlist keeping disabled individuals and their families from accessing support in a visit to the non-profit BARC Developmental Services in Warminster on Wednesday. Nearly 4,500 families are on the waitlist and non-profit organizations are struggling to attract or keep staff, with representatives from BARC stating they face a worker vacancy rate of 48%. The plan would initially involve increased salaries to boost the salaries of employees who, through nonprofit service agencies, work with intellectually disabled people and their families. Shapiro’s administration envisions several years of increased funding that will eventually lead to expanding the number of people who can be served and eliminate the emergency waiting list. #Pennsylvania #PAPolitics #GovShapiro #Pennsylvanian #NewsUpdate #ASD #Disabilitysupport #disabilitysupportworker #disabilitysupportwork #Nonprofit #Pennsylvanialife

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  • Graham Harrington

    Graham Harrington is The Keystone's social media manager. As a multimedia journalist, he has written for the Denisonian, PAC News, and Today’s Patient. Graham lives in Delaware County and is a graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

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