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Help Us Celebrate and Advocate for DSPs!

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by Elliot Massuda, Foothold Technology

As DSP Recognition Week (September 12-18) draws near, as well as ANCOR’s Policy Summit that focuses on the workforce in crisis, Foothold Technology wants to celebrate and advocate alongside our community!

To celebrate the DSP workforce, we launched an initiative to bring together stories of DSPs doing amazing work. We will be building a digital kudos board that we will share with the community during DSP Recognition Week. Click here for more details and to celebrate a DSP. We have already received an abundance of nominations and we will continue to accept celebrations through Friday, September 10.

To support the advocacy for the DSP workforce, we are hosting a panel discussion with a few thought leaders in the industry to have a conversation about the current DSP workforce crisis. The DSP workforce crisis has been a concern in the I/DD community for too many years, and the pandemic has only amplified that concern. Providers are constantly thinking of ways to address the situation. Legislation, like the Better Care Better Jobs Act, is being developed to address the workforce crisis, but will it be enough? Learn what the experts say by registering to join us for the event.

There can never be enough attention directed towards the workforce crisis and we want to continue to support efforts that seek to address this issue. We know this community is strong and mighty, and we are honored to be part of it.

Elliot Massuda is Strategic Partnerships Manager at Foothold Technology. Foothold Technology’s software helps transform the way you provide care. Visit us at