Increase Direct Support Professional (DSP) Compensation Campaign
Services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are a unique marriage of the public and private sectors. Providers, who range from small, family-operated agencies to multi-state organizations, offer services funded by the government so that individuals with IDD can live full lives in the community instead of state-run institutions. These services are delivered through a dedicated workforce called Direct Support Professionals (DSPs).
A DSP is a worker who assists a person with disabilities to lead a fulfilling life in the community through a diverse range of services like helping him or her get ready in the morning, take medications, or go to or find work, and participate in social activities.