In the past few weeks, our nation has experienced devastating storms, in Texas, Florida and especially in Puerto Rico, where basic necessities are critically needed. Once again, examples of steadfast dedication have emerged...
State Association Corner
The Never Ending Story
Throughout the last forty years, DSPs have been, and remain, the backbone of this system. In the 1970s we used to compare the wages paid to DSPs to the wages earned by fast food workers. Sadly, in 2017 this remains true, and needs to change...
Across the Board
Reports from the Policy Front
ANCOR's Government Relations staff distributes stories in the Washington Insiders Club (WICS) – a weekly round-up of top stories and headlines – to ANCOR Members to keep them up to date on policy and political developments of note to the disability community. The following entries highlight the most significant reports of the last two months.
Latergram from the 2017 Leadership Summit: What Did You Miss?
From September 18-19, 180 ANCOR members gathered in Washington, D.C. at the Dupont Circle Hotel for our annual policy Leadership Summit. Attendees hailed from 36 states to learn about the latest policy developments affecting providers, hear off the record comments from top officials, and advocate in Congress.
Tips to Have a Safe and FUN Halloween!
It’s finally Fall, which means that it is almost time for Halloween! Halloween is one of MediSked’s favorite holidays. It can be exciting at any age and we’ve compiled some tips for celebrating in an inclusive, fun, and safe way.
Providers Cope with Hurricanes with Tremendous Spirit, Innovation
This hurricane season has been unprecedented in frequency, voracity, and devastation. Providers struggled to survive given the conditions hurricanes caused, then left. However, many have come through thanks in no small part to tremendous courage, resolve, and collaboration.
Members in the News
Comings and Goings
An update on the comings and goings of members, and ANCOR Election Results!
From Our Partners
2017 State of Staff Development and Training
This spring, Relias embarked on one of its most ambitious undertakings in putting together the second edition of its State of Staff Development and Training report. Check out some of the findings here...
Data Driven Outcomes
Join us on October 11th at 1pm EST for an ANCOR exclusive webinar, free to members, as we discuss how you can address national framework requirements using the new Data Driven Outcomes module.
5 Signs that your Finance & HR System is Failing your Agency
As your organization grows, tools such as Accpac or Quickbooks may no longer be robust enough to handle the increasing complexity. If you're still using one of these smaller finance and accounting systems, take a second to ask yourself these questions...
Security at the Top of Your List
With the recent data breach at Equifax, and the probability that so many of us were among the 100 million people personally impacted, we thought this would be an opportune moment to suggest that your agency move data security up the list of organizational priorities.
What Members Are Saying...
The Shared Resources Purchasing Network (SRPN), administered by the ANCOR Services Corporation, partners with national companies to provide significant savings to ANCOR Members and supports ANCOR programs. Members who use the SRPN enjoy savings and leading purchasing practices, and can rededicate their savings to needed programs.