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Poverty Wages Must End.


Community programs that employ Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who serve individuals with developmental, intellectual or other disabilities are struggling to recruit and retain staff.

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Our most fragile citizens are suffering.

A crisis in DSP retention is reaching critical levels.

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DSPs provide essential care for people with IDD

Highly skilled individuals whose care includes dispensing, tracking and regulating medications.

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The current IDD system lacks a true career path for DSPs.

For those who chose a profession in caring for others, they need sustainable wages.

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Why am I a Direct Support Professional?


I love making the difference in someone’s life that would not otherwise be made. All it takes is one person, one moment, one opportunity to change someone forever. I am successful at providing necessary opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, laugh, and work in their communities.

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