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12/7/21  2:29 pm
Commenter: Sara Miller

Support In-Home and Parent Care Provider Increases!
 

Most commonly, a Mother is the one who has the vast majority of the responsibility with special needs children and the incredulous work it takes to even have them evaluated for services, plus keeping up with all of that paperwork, multiple agencies, phone calls, meetings, evaluations, providing documentation, and all of the many medical appointments the child needs....We have other children too in many cases, we have no help, and are overwhelmed beyond belief! Increasing attendant pay (and for parents under attendant K, which should be permanent) is the only way to attract quality, qualified people to help care for our children in great need. My circle of friends, we don't even have the capacity to try and help each other out. The pandemic has made everything, impossible. Our children's care does not deserve to suffer, and the Mothers are experiencing tremendous stress and burnout. Please help!

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