The Direct Support Workforce and COVID-19: What we know and what we need to do.

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 07:00 AM until 08:00 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
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Cost Range

Host And Instructor

University of Minnesota: Institute on Community Integration
Megan Sanders, Claire Benway, Olivia Sullivan


Contact Hours: 1.00

Training Overview Description

Join Megan Sanders from the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration as she summarizes the results of a 12-month follow-up survey on the direct support workforce and their experiences supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Approximately 5,400 direct support professionals (DSPs) and frontline supervisors from across the country completed this survey.

The initial survey in April 2020 and a six-month follow-up survey were each completed by approximately 9,000 respondents, making this the largest study ever conducted on the direct support workforce.


Come learn what the data has told us and hear recommendations to strengthen the workforce and keep DSPs and the individuals they support safe.

Surveys were conducted by the Institute on Community Integration and the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals.

Funded by grant #90RTCP0003 from the National Institute on Disability Independent Living Rehabilitation Research and cooperative agreement #90DDUC0070 from the Administration on Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This webinar does not offer CEUs