Asking the Hard Questions: A Direct Support Professional Panel Discussion

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Friday, January 29, 2021 at 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
ZOOM OnLine/Web Delivered
Contact Person
AKTC Support
Support Phone
(907) 264-6244
Support Email
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative
Kim Champney, Champney Consulting
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Training Overview Description

Representatives from the Alaska Alliance of Direct Support Professionals will share their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities of being a DSP today in Alaska.

This has not been an easy year to be a DSP – not that it is ever an easy job but COVID has taken a toll on the workforce. The people on this panel have been in the thick of it. Hear their stories and their thoughts about how to elevate DSPs across Alaska.

AADSP’s mission is to be the Voice of the Direct Support Professional Workforce in Alaska. Their vision: a professional direct support workforce that is highly respected and widely recognized for its essential impact on the lives of people with disabilities.

This presentation will offer food for thought for anyone who is or has been a DSP, supervises DSPs or relies on daily support for themselves or a family member.

Event-specific Details

The panel discussion will be delivered as a webinar using Zoom. Please prepare for the webinar prior to the day of the event. Zoom can be used on a PC or Mac, laptop, IPad, tablet or smart phone and requires an Internet connection, a microphone, and camera (most devices have a built-in mic and camera). Zoom must be downloaded the first time it is used on a device.

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Registration Information

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