Thu Mar 24 2016
DSPs and family supporting man in the kitchen

ICI’s Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC) is conducting a training and support intervention study on direct support professionals (DSPs) who work in family homes supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These DSPs provide various support services including, but not limited to, personal care, transportation, homemaking, socialization, community access, food preparation, and physical activities. Like others in this profession, this group may have limited access to training and support in their jobs. By testing a training and support intervention, which includes online competency-based training and 1:1 mentoring, this study seeks to improve in-home and community supports provided by DSPs in individual and/or family homes. The DSP family study is an extension of RTC’s research on DSPs in organizational settings. RTC is recruiting families for this study. DSPs who work in a family or individual home in Minnesota with an adult (18+) with intellectual and developmental disabilities are eligible. For more information or to refer a family, contact Kelly Nye-Lengerman or Lindsey Zemanek.