Disability Worker Pay Lags

March 10, 2022

Increased state funding has helped Sparc bump up hourly pay rates for direct service providers (DSPs), those who care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the Springfield nonprofit's group homes and in other settings.

But the increases in this chronically underfunded segment of Illinois' human services industry "don't go far enough yet," said Douglas McDonald, chief executive officer of Sparc.

Read the full story via Illinois Times.