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Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week

DSP Appreciation

During Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week, we salute the 4,500,000+ direct support professionals (DSP) who provide the services needed for individuals with disabilities and older adults to maintain independence at home and in the community. This is often challenging work that is not glamorous, recognized, or highly paid. Nevertheless,...

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28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act


Today marks the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is legislation that set out to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy equal access in all areas of public life. This includes equal access to jobs, schools, transportation and all places that are open to...

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Nominate Your Caregiver!


The Care Network understands how important Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are to helping people maximize their independence in their home and community. Across the nation, dedicated DSPs provide essential caregiving and give individuals the needed support to live the life they want. We invite you to nominate a caregiver...

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Be Safe. Time sheet deadline extended.


We care about your health and safety. Hurricane Irma is on its way to Florida and we know you have many worries. We want you to get paid on time and have one less worry. To help you get paid on time, you now have one an extra week...

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President’s Award For Excellence


Early in 2015, the Executive team established an annual award to recognize our companies’ top performers. The third annual President’s Award for Excellence acknowledges five employees from our network of companies, for their accomplishments in 2016. We asked Managers to nominate one employee each and from this field the Executive...

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Volunteering To Serve Homeless Families


On Wednesday, our team spent five hours with LifeNet4Families to serve breakfast and dinner for homeless families. 200 hungry individuals received a warm, nutritious meal. LifeNet4Families has been serving the hungry and homeless in Broward County for thirty years. By providing 1.4 million meals a year, many Floridians can experience full bellies...

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2016 W-2 Information


The IRS requires that all 2016 W-2s be mailed to employees no later than January 31, 2017. Consumer Direct has mailed W-2s through the United States Postal Service. If you have not received your W-2 by February 16, 2017, please contact your program coordinator.  

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Happy To Serve You!


Consumer Direct for Florida has been growing quickly and breaking records all around. To sustain this growth we have been adding to our team of talented members in our mission to support our Participants and their families to fulfill their wish to remain in their home and communities through...

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Long-Term Services & Supports: A Gathering of Tribal Leaders


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) work collaboratively with American Indian and Alaska Native leaders to provide long-term services and supports (LTSS) for elders and people with disabilities. With feedback from tribal leaders, programs and services are better designed to meet the needs of local populations, while...

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2014 W-2 Information


For 2014 W-2s, the IRS requires that all W-2s be mailed to employees no later than 2/2/2015. In years past the date has been January 31st, but that date is a weekend so the deadline moves to the next business day. Additionally, The IRS has announced that they will...