Please please maintain the consumer directed option for parents to be the paid provider for their children with special needs. The agencies do not have anywhere re enough staff and the staff is not well trained to work with children nor do they have the flexibility of scheduling needed. My daughter-in-law struggles even before Covid to find caregivers through an agency. If she had to work for the agency it is just an extra step and more paperwork that is not needed for a process that is working well and has been for the last 2 1/2 years. Don’t make those who are already overburdened taking care of their children. Please value their contributions and don’t make it harder.