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Advocacy Day #1
Addressing the Direct Support Professional Workforce Shortage

(January 26th from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM) – There is a growing demand for DSPs to support citizens with disabilities in home and community settings. This demand is outpacing the supply of available workers. Vacancy rates and voluntary turnover is high. Low wages and limited benefits, minimal training, ineffective supervision, and few opportunities for career growth, combined with the growing complexity of work, are barriers to creating a stable workforce.