Description

Provided state-of-the-art resources to help people with disabilities and their families find and retain quality Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). Specifically, the program updated and marketed Realistic Job Preview films and other products on direct support recruitment, retention and training. On a fee-for-service basis, the program, which was funded through external sales, provided: technical assistance and consultation, training, assessment, and research and evaluation to state and federal governmental agencies, provider organizations and others facing these issues. Since 1997, the program has provided training and consultation in nearly every U.S. state and in five foreign countries.

This project was archived on 2015-07-08T00:00:00-05:00

Director
Amy S Hewitt
Contact
larso072@umn.edu, 612-624-6024
Past funder
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

Staff

Amy S Hewitt

Amy S Hewitt :: Director, Institute on Community Integration


Sheryl A Larson

Sheryl A Larson :: Research Manager 3


Mark R Olson

Mark R Olson :: Project Coordinator


Susan N O'Nell

Susan N O'Nell :: Coordinator


Jerry W Smith

Jerry W Smith :: Marketing and Business Development Manager


Topics

  • Community life
    • Aging and retirement
      • Community supports and services
      • Direct support workforce
        • Human resources and management
          • Retention and recruitment
            • Supervision and mentoring
              • Training
                • Workforce development strategies
                • Employment and postsecondary education
                  • Customized employment
                    • Day training and habilitation
                      • Employment and workforce development
                        • Supported employment
                          • Vocational rehabilitation
                          • Housing and residential services
                            • Community group residential
                              • Consumer/self-directed services
                                • Family supports/in-home services
                                  • Housing access
                                    • Institutions and deinstitutionalization
                                      • Medicaid services (residential)
                                      • Specific disability
                                        • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
                                          • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)
                                            • Mental health and/or chemical dependency
                                              • Multiple disabilities
                                                • Other health impairment
                                                  • Physical disability
                                                  • Specific life stage
                                                    • Adolescents and young adults
                                                      • Adults
                                                        • Children
                                                          • Early childhood
                                                            • Seniors

                                                            Activities

                                                            • Dissemination
                                                              • Evaluation
                                                                • Outreach
                                                                  • Research
                                                                    • Technical assistance
                                                                      • Training and professional development