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In a letter to the Biden administration, Robert Stack called for Medicaid reimbursement rates to be addressed before raising the federal minimum wage.

In a letter to the Biden administration, Community Options, Inc. CEO Robert Stack called for Medicaid reimbursement rates to be addressed before raising the federal minimum wage…

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Scott Bowman - Utah State Director

Community Options Appoints Scott Bowman as State Director

Press Release.pdf Ogden, UT (February 18, 2021) – Community Options, Inc. has named Scott Bowman as State Director in Utah.In his new role, Bowman will manage a…

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Why can companies pay those with disabilities less when they do the same work as others?

Why can companies pay those with disabilities less when they do the same work as others?

February 09, 2021 | nj.com The Raise the Wage Act, recently introduced to Congress, will spark another debate about raising the national minimum wage. But it also…

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Community Options is proud to advocate to Federal and state policymakers to increase funding for home and community-based services (HCBS).

HCBS funding is critical to improve wages for direct support professionals. We applaud Senator Bob Casey (recipient Community Options’ Betty Pendler Award in 2020) and the 30…

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New Program to Improve Mental Health and Awareness for People with Disabilities in Rural Texas

The grant-funded program will address the shortage of mental health professionals in communities like Lubbock and Amarillo January 11, 2021 | Press Release.pdf LUBBOCK—January 11th— Community Options,…

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CMS Action to Expand Community-based Options Cited as First Major Move in Decades Supporting People with Disabilities

November 30, 2020 | Press Release.pdf | insidernj.com Advocates Call for Acceleration of Effort Due to Disproportionate Mortality Rates of People with Developmental Disabilities due to the…

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Cupid’s Chase 5K goes virtual

Cupid’s Chase 5K goes virtual

February 15, 2021 | localsyr.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Cupid’s Chase 5K is virtual this year, and it began this weekend. All you have to do…

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Report that President Biden will End Wage Discrimination for People with Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities: Statement by Robert Stack, CEO of Community Options

January 19, 2021 | insidernj.com Report that President Biden will End Wage Discrimination for People with Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities: Statement by Robert Stack, CEO of Community Options…

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Caregivers for those with disabilities are Frontline workers, their pay should reflect that

January 12, 2021 | elpasoheraldpost.com The consensus is hospital staff and the vulnerable must be first in line for the vaccine. Persons with disabilities have a 35%…

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Superhero commissioner will join Biden-Harris administration

Superhero commissioner will join Biden-Harris administration

January 9, 2021 | centraljersey.com When Clark Kent puts on his glasses to hide his identity as a superhero his peers see him sit behind a desk…

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Crowded together and warehoused in large congregate-care facilities, people with developmental disabilities are placed at even greater risk of dying from COVID-19, says Robert Stack, the founder and CEO of Community Options, Inc, which provides housing and employment supports for thousands of people with disabilities. He says we can’t simply wait for the vaccine to solve this life or death issue.

Murphy administration needs to stop warehousing people with disabilities

January 04, 2021 | nj.com The Murphy administration needs to act now to protect the lives of thousands of New Jerseyans largely forgotten during the pandemic. More…

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New location opens in South Jersey to serve people with disabilities

New location opens in South Jersey to serve people with disabilities

December 17, 2020 | nj.com Community Options Inc. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new Woodbury location at 502 Salem Ave. on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Community Options…

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