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Advocates for Residents with Disabilities Applaud Effort to Boost Caregivers’ Earnings

By Jon Hurdle February 18, 2020 Paul Blaustein wakes at 4 a.m. every day to be ready to drive an hour to his disabled son’s apartment if the person who takes care of him in the early mornings can’t make it. Blaustein, who is chairman of the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities, told the State Senate’s Budget and Appropriations Committee on Thursday that he lives in fear that there won’t be a carer available for his 42-year-old son — who needs help getting out of bed, washing, dressing and brushing his teeth — because of a severe shortage of those workers, known as direct support professionals (DSPs), statewide. ...