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This report describes the current state of the direct support professionals (DSP) workforce as a crisis. DSPs promote participation in the U.S. economy, and yet the average DSP wage is $10.72, most work two or three jobs, and the average annual DSP turnover rate is 45%. This report explores how these issues affect individuals, families, and human services systems; the factors that contribute to these issues; and promising practices to strengthen the direct support workforce.
Keywords:Wages and Benefits
President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID)
Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70171