Disability Service Providers Struggling To Stay Afloat Amid COVID-19

shared courtesy of Disability Scoop

Service providers nationwide are contending with lost revenues, higher costs and new challenges as they work to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

A survey of 689 provider organizations across the country finds that 68 percent have been forced to close one or more of their offerings due to government shelter-in-place orders in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The closures account for an average of 32 percent of annual revenue.

Meanwhile, the groups are dealing with escalating costs for overtime, hiring additional employees and shifting away from in-person staff training.

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