The State of America’s Direct Support Workforce Crisis 2022

The longstanding direct support workforce crisis, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has led to closures of critically needed services and a denial of access to community-based supports.
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Tool 2:
Videos & PSAs

As you know, video is a great way to break through the noise and capture attention. To that end, we created a series of videos highlighting the voices of direct support professionals, people supported and a medical expert sharing their perspectives about vaccination against COVID-19. These include a comprehensive three-minute video, as well as several shorter public service announcement-style videos ideal for use on social media.

We invite you to view all of the videos below. We also welcome you to share these videos—on your organization’s website, social media, in emails to staff, during a staff meeting, in the lobby where job applicants wait before their interviews and more.

To share the videos, you can (1) share the link to this page, (2) click on the playlist below to access them on YouTube, where you can find embed code to use on your website, and/or (3) download the videos from Dropbox. If you need help sharing these videos or embedding them on your website, don’t hesitate to reach out to [email protected].

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Note: The interviews featured in these videos were conducted in the spring of 2022. Because the situation surrounding COVID-19 is constantly evolving, we encourage you to consult the additional resources found in Tool 6 for the most up-to-date information.

Download the Videos

Clicking this link will take you to a Dropbox folder from which you can download these videos.

This project was made possible thanks to funding from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD).

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