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ADEC client Catalina Vasquez, center, holds a copy of a resolution honoring direct support professionals. Behind her, from left, are ADEC staff member John Bomberger, Rep. Joanna King, Sen. Blake Doriot, Rep. Doug Miller, ADEC board Chair Tom Kroll, ADEC CEO Donna Belusar, ADEC client family member Deb Shively and Hannah Carlock, director of public policy for The Arc of Indiana.

BRISTOL — John Bomberger says he and other ADEC support staff members were stretched thin when the average pay remained under $12 an hour.

Bomberger spoke Wednesday as state lawmakers presented ADEC with a copy of a resolution recognizing direct support professionals.

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