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By the late 1990s, the need for objective methods of benchmarking progress in our field had been building… States were spending more and more on long-term services and supports… and no single state had identified a way of answering the ultimate question: what are we getting for our financial investment? Robert Gettings, former Executive Director […]

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

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 […]

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