Workforce for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Abstract: This is part 9 of 18 in a series of videos from the National Goals in Research, Policy, and Practice meeting. The meeting aimed to advance a research agenda that influence policy and practice for and with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Video provides information about Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) and the quality of support provided to individuals with developmental disabilities (DD). The speaker goes into detail about the profession of DSP’s, competency-based training programs and their benefits, along with the growing demand for direct-care workers and their wages, which are not proportionate with their job responsibilities. She also talks about research being done to support the profession and future statistics about the support needs for both the aging and disability population. Run time: 6 minutes 4 seconds.
NARIC Accession Number: O20657. What's this?
Author(s): McLaughlin, Colleen.
Project Number: 90RT5019 (formerly H133B130006), 90RT5020 (formerly H133B130007), 90RT5028 (formerly H133B140026).
Publisher(s): Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Advancing Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA; 02125.
Publication Year: 2015.
Descriptor Terms: AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, COMMUNITY RESOURCES, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, HEALTH PERSONNEL, INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, PROFESSIONALS, SERVICE DELIVERY.