Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
  • National Training Consultant
+1 612-624-6830
Masonic Institute on the Developing Brain
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2025 E River Pkwy
MInneapolis, MN 55414

Megan Sanders provides training and technical assistance to address workforce challenges for direct support professionals (DSPs). As an experienced DSP and frontline supervisor, she is driven to improve the retention of DSPs and FLSs. She is passionate about the intersection of research and practice, program evaluation, and person-centered practices and supported decision-making.  Megan earned a Master's in Social Work and a Master's in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota.  Prior to joining the staff of ICI, she was a Graduate Research Assistant, providing support for the Disability Policy and Services certificate. 




Offers a suite of competency-based, online curricula for professionals providing services to people with intellectual, developmental, physical, and psychiatric disabilities, and to older adults....


The Direct Support Workforce and COVID-19 National Report: Six-Month Follow-up

Reports on the findings of a survey—conducted by ICI in partnership with the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals—of approximately 9,000 direct support professionals (DSPs) from …

Published: 2021-04-02