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January 2019

Gov. Carney to Present FY 2020 Budget Recommendations to the Delaware General Assembly

January, 4 2019

In January 2019, Gov. Carney will present budget recommendations to the Delaware General Assembly. Advocates have asked him to include full funding for the McNesby Act to support Direct Support Professionals (DSPs): Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) serving some of the most vulnerable citizens in Delaware need the additional pay. Funding for this pay will become […]


The Truth About Homelessness in Delaware

January, 3 2019

A Direct Support Professional (DSP) who cares for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Delaware makes $11.50/hour on average. To afford a 2-bedroom apartment, they need to work 76.5 hours per week. This is why it is so important to fully fund the I/DD system in Delaware Learn more about the cost of low-income […]


Summary of Payment Issues Experienced by Treatment Providers of Substance Use Disorders in Delaware

January, 2 2019

On September 12th, 2018 the Ability Network of Delaware conducted a roundtable meeting with the CEOs of its member organizations that provide behavioral health services. Three organizations that do not belong to the provider association accepted an invitation to attend; two of them subsequently joined the association. The invitation included the following discussion topics: Payment […]