Impact: The Direct Support Workforce

Mar 1, 2018 | Guides

This Impact examines some of the workforce challenges in our long-term care system and their consequences for people with disabilities, Direct Support Professionals, families, provider agencies, and communities. It shares personal stories of what is and isn’t working for those delivering and receiving supports. It looks at creative, bold actions being taken around the country to address the problems. And it explores ways to be a collective force for change and ensure that quality supports are there for people with disabilities in all communities.

Impact is a newsletter series containing strategies, research, and success stories in specific focus areas related to persons with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities. It provides practical information useful to professionals in a variety of fields, including educators, community service providers, policymakers, and advocates, as well as persons with disabilities and their families.

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