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Perspectives Corporation | June 22, 2017

Helping People Is Her Calling

Perspectives Employment Services
Twice each week, Alexandria, who goes by Ali, works as an activities assistant for Hattie Ide Chaffee, ensuring that residents enjoy games and other organized events together. Upon starting in February this year, Ali, who also receives support from Perspectives Employment Services, has gone from receiving coaching with career developer Ashley Ponton to working entirely independently, including using the RIPTA bus for work. She also recently finished her spring semester at RIC, using UBER services and later the RIDE bus to get to campus. She is taking classes to further build her knowledge and skills for working with Hattie Ide Chaffee’s residents. Her graduation for her program is on track for May 2018, and she plans to stay working at Hattie Ide Chaffee.
 
Perspectives Corporation | June 14, 2017

2017 Direct Support Professional Of The Year Award

CPNRI DSP Of The Year Award
Please join Perspectives in congratulating Kelly Flynn and Alba Ramos; our winners of the 2017 CPNRI Direct Support Professional Of The Year award!

Each year, this award honors a direct support employee from each agency that has been selected by that organization as exemplary in the practice of direct support and thought of as a model of excellence. The award recognizes each honoree's longevity, creativity, leadership and contribution to the quality of life for people supported.
 
Perspectives Corporation | May 23, 2017

CALL TO ACTION - Write Your Senator and Representative Today

DD Funding in Rhode Island
As the Rhode Island legislature starts to grapple with the State budget for the coming year, they are facing many tough decision.

You need to tell your local legislator why it is so important to maintain the Governor’s recommended funding for DD services and to pass Article 23.

This year the Governor put a little over $6 million in her proposed budget for DSP wage increases. These are dollars that are specifically targeted for staff salaries. Through the advocacy of CPNRI and its member agencies, we have made it clear that we are facing a workforce crisis due to the inability to attract and keep competent and caring staff. We have explained that this is largely due to low wages for very challenging work.
 
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