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Investing in Communities

Video: Invaluable: The Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support1 “DSPs need a unique combination of skills to support people with disabilities. When they do their job well, they not only transform… Read more

More Like Teachers and Mentors

Video: Invaluable: The Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support1 “Really, direct support staff are more like teachers, more like mentors. They are doing things with the person and not for the… Read more

The Most Alarming Consequences

Video: Invaluable: The Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support1 “The most alarming consequence of high turnover, and the most highly publicized, is the abuse and neglect that results on relying on… Read more

On the Backs of Workers

Video: Invaluable: The Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support1 “We were able to deinstitutionalize and provide opportunities for people with disabilities to live in the community on the backs of the… Read more

Wearing Many Hats

Video: Invaluable: The Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support1 Direct Support Professionals are the paid staff who support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to live their lives and enjoy… Read more

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