Conducts six annual case studies of exemplary initiatives in transformation of community living or employment supports, and two annual case studies of exemplary Direct Support Professional workforce development initiatives. The <a href="">National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals</a> and the Institute's Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC) will present "Moving Mountains" Awards for initiatives in Direct Support workforce development at periodic Reinventing Quality conferences.

This project was archived on 2019-08-27T00:00:00.000-05:00

Amy S Hewitt
Amy S Hewitt
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education
Syracuse University
National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals


Sheryl A Larson :: Research Manager 3

Amy S Hewitt :: Director, Institute on Community Integration

Partner staff

Pamela M Walker :: Research Project Director II


  • Community life
    • 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
                  • Employment and workforce development
                    • Supported employment
                    • Housing and residential services
                      • Community group residential
                        • Consumer/self-directed services
                          • Family supports/in-home services
                            • Medicaid services (residential)
                            • Specific disability
                              • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
                                • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)
                                • Specific life stage
                                  • Adolescents and young adults
                                    • Adults
                                      • Children
                                        • Seniors


                                        • Evaluation
                                          • Research