The 2023 DSP Survey Report dives deeper into themes uncovered in the 2021 survey, while also taking into consideration the lingering impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on direct support professionals (DSPs) and intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) services.
The 2023 DSP Survey Report highlights feedback from 763 DSPs across the country on job satisfaction, supervision, career advancement opportunities, and appreciation and recognition.
Using this data, organizational leaders in I/DD services can inform policies for better working conditions that will increase DSP satisfaction and ultimately, positively impact the people whom DSPs serve.
Download the report to learn more about:
Overall trends and insights on DSP job satisfaction.
The difficulties DSPs faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The impact appreciation and recognition have on overall DSP job satisfaction, and the ways DSPs want to be recognized.
The benefits of creating career advancement programs and how they can help retain DSPs.