Conclusion to the Special Issue: Understanding the Direct Support Workforce in the United States

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Description

This special issue sheds light on the needs of the direct support professionals (DSPs), as well the possibilities when positive practices are implemented. A commitment to quality services and quality lives requires a commitment to finding solutions that better support DSPs so they can afford (emotionally, physically and financially) to keep doing the work they love. Improving supports to people with IDD is contingent on improving the compensation, working conditions, professional development, and career opportunities of DSPs.

Suggested Citation

Hewitt, A. S., & Laws, C. B. (2020). Conclusion to the Special Issue: Understanding the Direct Support Workforce in the United States. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 58(3), 251–252. https://doi.org/10.1352/1934-9556-58.3.251

Details

Date
2020 
Type
Peer-Reviewed Article 
Edition
Volume 58, Number 1
Publisher
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Topics

  • Direct support workforce
    • Retention and recruitment
    • Workforce development strategies