DSP Visibility

The below resources and events are intended to further increase public visibility, stature and respect for the direct support workforce and the capabilities that people with disabilities bring to our communities, employers and economy.

Insights into the Direct Support Professional (DSP) Workforce

DSP COVID-19 Survey Results

Read UMN’s findings on their initial DSP survey and 6-month follow up on how COVID-19 impacted their role. An update to this survey is forthcoming later in 2021!


Letter to the U.S. President to Support the DSP Workforce

Check out this full report to the president of the United States about the state of the direct support workforce and outlining recommendations for systems-change!

Amy Hewitt, founder of DirectCourse training and Director of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration was a major contributor to this U.S. President Report, contributing her decades long research and recommendations for federal acknowledgement and support of Direct Support Professionals!

Please check our upcoming webinars for sessions that promote the value and elevation of Direct Support Professionals.

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