The Direct Support Professional (DSP) crisis is real. This crisis impacts many lives, from people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, to their families, to the people who want to provide care and support. We must make real change through advocacy, legislation, and your support.
What It Is
There aren't enough direct support staff to provide quality supported living services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in their communities. The impact is overwhelming. Take a look.
Why It Matters
Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities have individual and unique needs just like everyone else. They also have a right to live in the community. Read more.
What To Do
You don't have to be a super hero to help fix this crisis - be an advocate, community educator, volunteer...and whatever else inspires you. Learn more here.