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Recorded Webinar: Empowering DSPs EVERY DAY Through Competency-Based Training

Webinar Recording: Empowering DSPs Every Day Through Competency-Based Training Join DirectCourse and Joe Macbeth, Executive Director, National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP), as we discuss best practices for empowering Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) every day through competency-based development programs to help others lead meaningful lives within their communities.

 
12.11.18

RTC-CL Awarded $4.3 Million in New 5-Year Funding Cycle

The Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC/CL), part of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration, and a founding partner of DirectCourse, recently received a five-year, $4.3 million grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). RTC/CL will use the funding to conduct a wide range of… Read more

 
11.26.18

DSPs Make a Difference EVERY DAY Campaign – DSP Week 2018

In honor of the 2018 DSP Recognition Week (September 9-15), DirectCourse created a social media campaign to recognize the great work DSPs do to support people in leading fulfilling, rewarding, and valued lives in their communities – not just for one week a year but EVERY DAY. At DirectCourse, we spend a lot of time listening… Read more

 
11.26.18

Crime and Inclusion – People with Disabilities Deserve the Opportunity to Live Independently in the Community with Their Peers.

In an op-ed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the state director of The Arc Wisconsin addressed the brutal attack on a Chicago teenager with disabilities and urged that it not be used to make the case against community inclusion. Her comments were in response to a commentary that proffered the logic that the horrific incident… Read more

 
11.15.17

DirectCourse and Institute for Community Inclusion Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month

In October, disability advocates and allies across the U.S. celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month, supported by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). DirectCourse and the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston are proud to participate in and honor employment opportunities for people with disabilities. This October, the DOL has… Read more

 
10.30.17

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