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Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week

DSP Appreciation

During Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week, we salute the 4,500,000+ direct support professionals (DSP) who provide the services needed for individuals with disabilities and older adults to maintain independence at home and in the community. This is often challenging work that is not glamorous, recognized, or highly paid. Nevertheless,...

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28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Events

Today marks the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is legislation that set out to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy equal access in all areas of public life. This includes equal access to jobs, schools, transportation and all places that are open to...

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Governor Abbott Proclaims Disability Voter Registration Week

Announcements

The week of July 16th is Disability Voter Registration Week in Texas. The Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD) encourages all Texans with disabilities to make sure you are registered to vote so your voice can be heard. In his proclamation Governor Greg Abbott writes, “the disability community...

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Nominate Your Caregiver!

Announcements

The Care Network understands how important Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are to helping people maximize their independence in their home and community. Across the nation, dedicated DSPs provide essential caregiving and give individuals the needed support to live the life they want. We invite you to nominate a caregiver...

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2016 W-2 Information

Tax

The IRS requires that all 2016 W-2s be mailed to employees no later than January 31, 2017. Consumer Direct has mailed W-2s through the United States Postal Service. If you have not received your W-2 by February 16, 2017, please contact your program coordinator.  

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Caregiver (DSP) Appreciation

Events

Last month, we ran our Caregiver Appreciation program in coordination with Direct Support Professionals Week, September 11-17. We recognized 3,583 direct support professionals in eight states for their outstanding service to assist people in their homes to maintain independence. The feedback we received before and during the week was...

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Our Story: Sandra

Peer Network

I was born in Medaryville, Indiana at a mid-wife home in October, 1946. Although I arrived two months premature, I had a safe weight of five pounds, four ounces. I grew up in Medaryville and at fourteen I fell off a horse and fractured my skull. My inner ear...

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2014 W-2 Information

Announcements

For 2014 W-2s, the IRS requires that all W-2s be mailed to employees no later than 2/2/2015. In years past the date has been January 31st, but that date is a weekend so the deadline moves to the next business day. Additionally, The IRS has announced that they will...

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