RT Industries CEO Testifies at the Statehouse
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TROY - Ashley Brocious, CEO of RT Industries testified before the Ohio House of Representative's House Finance Health and Human Services Subcommittee hearing on March 13. Brocious shared about the importance of state legislators voting to invest additional funding into the DD (developmental disabilities) system for the 24/25 Ohio Budget. This funding increase in vital to bring Direct Support Professionals (employees who support people with developmental disabilities) to a wage that adequately supports the needs of their families. The Medicaid Reimbursement Rate has not budged since 2007 in the Ohio budget. Only action from state leaders can solve this issue.
Brocious shared in her testimony, “On average, 46.2% of applicants have declined our employment offers due
to our low wages and much less responsibility in other career paths. In today’s job market, we are seeing that
applicants want to negotiate higher starting wages when offered a position however due to our stagnate funding,
we have strict parameters on what we are able to offer.” She also stated, “The harsh reality is that companies
like RT, are not sustainable without these necessary budget increases.”
To learn more about the DD Crisis and how you can help, please visit ohioddcrisis.com. Let your voice be heard! You can view Brocious’ testimony by clicking HERE. It is viewable at 2:52:50.
For questions about RT, visit rtindustries.org contact Ashley Brocious, CEO at (937) 552-3900 or email@example.com.
About RT Industries
RT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping adults with developmental disabilities achieve personal success by developing skills to confidently work, interact and thrive in the community. As a non-profit organization, RT operates independently as a direct service provider of adult day services, employment supports and transportation. RT requires donations, grants, fundraising dollars to operate in addition to the income generated from the direct provision of services through federal/state/local dollars.