DSP White Paper in Action

Award amount: $40,000 per year

Duration: 2022 - 2026

Grantee: Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals

Council staff contact: Fatica Ayers

Project description: In Ohio, people with developmental disabilities and their families are impacted by the Direct Support Professional (DSP) crisis. There are significant challenges in finding, keeping and training this workforce. During the previous Five-Year Plan, the Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities developed a White Paper to show DSP data and recommendations for improvement. This project will review the White Paper to determine which recommendations would be most beneficial.