Moving Mountains Case Study Synthesis


Compiled, organized, thematically analyzed, and standardized each of the 17 individual case studies of Moving Mountains recipients. Qualitatively, the case studies were analyzed by theme to determine trends among progressive organizations related to developing the direct support professional workforce. This analysis led to best practice recommendations that were disseminated through scholarly publications and the NADSP and RTC Web sites, guiding other organizations to better recruit, train, and retain direct support workers.

This project was archived on 2011-09-12T00:00:00-05:00

Barbara A Kleist
College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals


Barbara A Kleist :: Program Manager


  • Direct support workforce
    • Human resources and management
      • Retention and recruitment
        • Supervision and mentoring
          • Training
            • Workforce development strategies
            • Employment and postsecondary education
              • Employment and workforce development
              • Specific disability
                • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)
                • Specific life stage
                  • Adolescents and young adults
                    • Adults
                      • Children
                        • Early childhood
                          • Seniors


                          • Dissemination
                            • Research