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October 2021

Policy Forum – Predictors of Annual Turnover Among Direct Support Professionals

October 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+0
Webinar

October 7, 2021 @ 12pm EST Register Here High turnover among DSPs is a well-documented and increasingly critical issue. Provider organizations alone cannot solve the problem. Solutions and interventions must include both organization- and state-level strategies. Please join our DirectCourse founders at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration, as they share their new research and recommendations to evolve policies and practices. Download plain-language brief here

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Invaluable: the unrecognized profession of direct support

October 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-1
Webinar

A multi-perspective documentary depicting the critical juncture the United States is facing where national and state strategies must be implemented to secure the direct support workforce and save our systems from regression.

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November 2021

Of the Community

November 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm UTC+0

This film follows the lives of 8 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their journey to true community living! It also warns service providers of unconscious institutional mindsets that can threaten good intentions.

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The direct support workforce and COVID-19: what we know and what we need to do

November 10, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
Webinar

November 10, 2021 @ 11am EST Register Here! Join Megan Sanders from the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration as she summarizes the results of a 12-month follow-up survey on the direct support workforce and their experiences supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Come learn what the data has told us and hear recommendations to strengthen the workforce and keep DSPs and the individuals they support safe.

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December 2021

DirectCourse will be at HCBS Conference

December 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Maryland

December 9, 2021 - HCBS Conference. Olivia Sullivan, Senior Health System Representative for Elsevier and Barbara Kleist, Med, JD, FAAIDD Program Director for Entrepreneurial and Development Programs at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration will screen the documentary “Invaluable: the unrecognized profession of direct support.” A multi-perspective documentary depicting the critical juncture the United States is facing where national and state strategies must be implemented to secure the direct support workforce and save our systems from regression. The…

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