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John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Direct Support Workforce Advocacy & Leadership

September 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am UTC+0

Date: September 13, 2021 10:00am EST – Register now

We are proud that Jerry Smith, a valued colleague of the DirectCourse team at University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration, is being honored with the 2021 John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Workforce Advocacy and Leadership.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Smith was a leading contributor in the ICI/NADSP “DSPs and COVID-19” surveys where more than 24,000 direct support professionals shared their experiences in the largest sample of DSP responders in history.

His award winning documentary films include, “Invaluable: The Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support”, “Of the Community”, and you can read more about his work here/


September 13, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am UTC+0