Frontline Initiative: The Diverse Voices of DSPs
Part of the Frontline Initiative series.
- Julie E Kramme, Chet Tschetter
- Connie J Burkhart
This issue explores diverse and lesser-heard voices among direct support professionals. Authors include DSPs who are autistic, Deaf, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, and immigrants and new Americans. It includes DSPs living in rural America, living with mental health challenges, working as caregivers at home, and supporting people of differing religious beliefs. Listening to these DSPs can help us understand our own perspective and often our own privilege.
- Volume 18, Number 1
- National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals
- Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)
- Direct support workforce
- Retention and recruitment
- Culture and diversity
- Cultural competence