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Tue, Feb 06



GCDD *VIRTUAL TRAINING* Waivers and Wages Advocacy Day

Join GCDD for their VIRTUAL TRAINING to prepare for the Waivers and Wages Advocacy Day!

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Time & Location

Feb 06, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


About the Event

This is the VIRTUAL TRAINING event for self-advocates and their supporters to prepare for the Waivers and Wages Advocacy Day! 

Background: Georgia’s disability community is in a state of emergency regarding the Medicaid waitlist and wages for direct support professionals (DSPs). Currently Georgia has a waiting list of over 7,000 people waiting for HCBS services. These services are critical for the disability community who are supported by DSPs. Last year the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) funded a rate study around DSP pay. The study found that Georgia’s DSP community desperately needs a rate increase to help support people who work in this field. GCDD has been working hard, meeting with legislators, talking to advocates, and advocating to ensure that this year Georgia fully funds the DSP rate study.

GCDD ask: To fully fund the DSP rate study which would come out to 107 million and also support 2,400 waivers which is about 65 million waivers.

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