2019 Staff Stability Survey Report

Comprehensive data on the direct support professional workforce

Around the country, state developmental disability agencies focus on improving the quality and stability of the workforce of direct support professionals (DSPs) who assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These efforts come at a time of escalating demand for long-term services and supports in home and community-based settings. Importantly, states also seek to reduce the costs associated with staff turnover at provider agencies and to reduce the impact of turnover on the quality of supports and outcomes for consumers. National Core Indicators™ (NCI™) works with member states to collect comprehensive data on the workforce of DSPs providing supports to adults (age 18 and over) with intellectual and developmental disabilities.