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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Administration on Community Living Issue Brief on Promising Recruitment & Retention Strategies

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An issue brief from the U.S. Administration on Community Living regarding promising strategies to address the direct support workforce recruiting and retention crisis

The purpose of this paper is to explore some strategies that providers can employ to increase recruitment and retention of DSPs. To compile this information, HSRI staff conducted a literature review, identified available data on staffing issues, and conducted key informant interviews with national and state provider organizations as well as with individual providers known for innovative approaches to supporting people with I/DD and their staff.