Advocacy Toolkit for FY 2024/25 Budget Advocacy

Governor Shapiros' FY 2024-25 budget proposal included additional investments for the ID/A system, and now we must convince the legislature to keep this additional funding.

The rates that are currently in effect are not enough for providers to employ and retain a full complement of DSPs and puts individuals with ID/A at risk of being underserved and understaffed. We must advocate to the legislature and administration that the fix to this crisis is continual investments into the system by implementing an inflationary index, with further increases to help providers be able to pay a living wage to DSPs.

Nominate a DSP from your organization to be spotlighted on our website and in our advocacy materials. 

Nominate a DSP 

Please use the materials below in your advocacy efforts, including our talking points and meeting etiquette guide.

Advocacy Tools:

Customize our draft letter of support letter of support to send to legislative leadership

Letter of Support


24/25 Budget One Pager
Released March 2024

2024 Talking Points
Released March 2024

Meeting Tips for Families
Released March 2024

Meeting Tips for DSPs
Released March 2024



Meeting with My Legislator
Released March 2024

  The Collapse of ID/A Services in PA
Released March 2023
2022 Pennsylvania Direct Support
Professional & Frontline Supervisor
Compensation Study

Released November 18, 2022
  Pennsylvania ODP-Administered HCBS
Proposed Rate Revisions Impact Analysis

Released January 19, 2022
COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on the
Pennsylvania ID/A Workforce Crisis

Released August 24, 2021
  ID/A Community System Capacity
Erosion due to the Pandemic

Released June 17, 2021

Fiscal Impact of COVID on ID/A
Provider Solvency
Released June 17, 2021
  Case and Mortality One Pager
Released June 17, 2021
About PAR One Pager
Use this to explain PAR’s mission, history, and why we advocate