“My only hope for my son to have a life . . .” Whitney Ellenby 2014 | Higher pay sought for caregivers of disabled |MarylandReporter.com

Whitney Ellenby, a former attorney from Montgomery County, spoke about how she was terrified for her 12-year-old autistic son.

“My only hope for my son to have a life, to have a recreation, to have a job, to be safe, to have a place to live after I die, is with direct service providers,” Ellenby said.

Ellenby said she fears that if the bill is not passed, the minimum wage the state would be offering would not be enough to attract and maintain workers in a field that already finds it hard to attract workers.

“Then you’ll see [more parents], thousands of us, terrified for our children,” she said.

Source: Higher pay sought for caregivers of disabled | MarylandReporter.com

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