How Much Do Direct Support Professionals Make? Putting Wages in Context

by HSRI | April 13, 2022
Categories: Announcements, Recap

Webinar Recap: Institute on Community Integration (ICI) Policy Forum

  • Low wages are a major factor contributing to the direct support workforce crisis. This webinar discusses the recent Policy Research Brief, which compared wages of direct support professionals (DSPs) to what people earn in other similar professions.
  • It also puts them in context by comparing DSP wages to living wages—the cost of living based on typical expenses that meet minimum standards of living.
  • ICI’s Julie Bershadsky moderated this forum. The discussants were Dorothy Hiersteiner from the NCI-IDD team at HSRI and Mary Lou Bourne from Management Support Solutions.
  • The recording of the ICI Policy Forum held on April 6, 2022 and the slides are now available

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