News: Obama Calls For Better Pay For Disability Caregivers

Michelle Diament writing for DisabilityScoop.com today reported: “The Obama Administration is proposing new rules to provide first-ever minimum wage and overtime protections for in-home care workers who assist people with disabilities.”  Read their post here.

LTO Ventures supports efforts to improve pay and reduce turnover (which is greater than 50% nationally and almost 100% in Nevada).  The average wage for direct service staff in a group home is $8.50-9.50 an hour.  Put another way, the trained and licensed staff providing daily life care for adults with ASD get paid about the same as a high school graduate working as a barista in Starbucks.

About Mark L. Olson

Mark is father to a teenage daughter with autism. After a successful 25-year marketing and business development career in New York and Silicon Valley with F500 leaders and venture-funded startups, he founded LTO Ventures to serve adults with ASD. He chairs the Community Living Subcommittee for the Nevada Autism Commission, and is a graduate of the University of Kansas. For more information, visit: www.linkedin.com/in/marklolson.
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