Support Workers in Community Based Settings!
People with intellectual disabilities and their families deserve an investment in the programs that provide the quality services they need to live as independently as possible. Direct Support Professionals or DSPs, the caring and committed people who support individuals with disabilities, deserve this investment.
A strategy for ongoing investment to fortify this infrastructure and workforce must be prioritized at the state and federal level to build a sustainable system. The returns of this investment are a thriving direct service workforce and people with intellectual disabilities and their families receiving the necessary services to live full and healthy lives.