Invaluable: The Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support

Description

“Invaluable: The Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support” is a documentary film exploring the underappreciated and underfunded work of direct support professionals (DSPs), the people who support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in living full lives as members of their communities. Through stories and interviews with DSPs, family members, advocates, and people with disabilities from across the country, the film honors the complexity of the work and the immense value it provides to individuals receiving support. 44 minutes. Closed captioned.

Details

Date
2019 
Type
Video 
Contact
Jerry W Smith smith495@umn.edu or +1 612-624-4336
Publisher
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
Collaborators
DirectCourse
Elsevier
National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals
Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)
The Arc of the United States

Topics

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