SANYS created this with the help of Peter Quinn who generously volunteered his time over the past several months. As you all know, the direct support staffing crisis is a serious problem for us New Yorkers with developmental and other disabilities.  We ask that you share this video with your legislators and others you know to raise awareness about this serious problem.  Everyone needs to know that we need more investment in direct care workers, both within NYS OPWDD and Department of Health Services. We also invite you to share your story with your legislators and others.  If we all “Speak up for Ourselves and Others,” together we can make a difference.