Since the creation of the Penn-Mar Advocacy Collective, we’ve received questions about DSPs and their wages. Many want to understand more about what issues surround Direct Support Professional wages.
Here are some studies and articles that will help to define why we are in a workforce crisis:
Report to the President 2017 | America’s Direct Support Workforce Crisis: Effects on People with Intellectual Disabilities, Families, Communities, and the U.S. Economy
American Network of Community Options and Resources | Direct Support Professional Wage Facts 2009
Maryland Matters | With State Budget Woes, Advocates Fear for Future of Developmental Disability Service Providers
Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability | 2019 Pennsylvania Direct Support Professional & Frontline Supervisor Compensation Study
The following are our advocacy partners. These are the organizations we look to in order to strengthen our message, and collaborate with other human services agencies.
Have an innovative idea to combat the DSP Workforce Crisis? Here’s your chance, AND it includes cash prizes!
The Administration for Community Living and US Department of Health and Human Services are reaching out to hear from YOU!