If you’re like me, you’ve been looking forward to 2021 for quite a few months. This year has not be an easy one for I/DD providers. In numerous states, day programs closed in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. Group home providers saw their workforce challenges intensify. In fact, according to a recent study of DSPs, 26% reported they were more short staffed during than prior to the pandemic. Additionally, 42% reported they knew colleagues who left the organization due to COVID-19.