Human Services Research Institute
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Direct Support Professionals: Diversity, Disparities, and Deepening Crisis

In the United States, direct support professionals (DSPs) support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) so they can live in the community. Thirty years of deinstitutionaliza…

Published: 6/1/2024

Policy Forum: Policy Forum: How Much Do Direct Support Professionals Make? Putting Wages In Context

Low wages are a major factor contributing to the direct support workforce crisis. This recording of the Policy Forum held on April 6, 2022 discusses the recent Policy Research Brief , which …

Published: 4/12/2022