Posts about Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Be an Ally of Self-Advocacy in the Time of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of people with disabilities in every way. Despite these difficult times, there is always the opportunity to promote independence and self-advocacy.
Emergency Preparedness: A Guide To Ensuring Continuity of Care for Those With IDD
In IDD settings, the ability of supporting health professionals to provide proper care in the midst of a disaster depends on effective emergency preparedness. This blog outline 7 tips to help you prepare.
Five Tips to Nurture Your IDD Supervisors
Turnover among direct support professionals that provide services to individuals with IDD can be a big problem. Here are five tips to help you retain key members of staff.
Supervision in IDD: Monitoring DSP Job Performance
It doesn’t matter what level you are at professionally or how good you are at your job. Being monitored by your supervisor is stressful.
Combatting Poverty in the Disability Community
People with disabilities live in poverty at more than twice the rate of people without disabilities, and make up more than half of those in America living in long-term poverty.
Supervision in IDD: Using Checklists to Evaluate DSPs
Creating checklists and sharing them with staff can lead to better supervision, better job performance and better employee morale.
Using Systematic Instruction in Supported Employment
Studies show that one effective way to improve the quality of services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is to make sure they have meaningful work and activity choices.
Tips on Working with Local Businesses for IDD Job Development
Get some tips and guidance on supporting corporations to develop, implement and maintain neurodiversity hiring initiatives.
The 6 Building Blocks of Empowerment in IDD
The process of empowering another person is like building a strong tower of bricks. Here are 6 building blocks for creating a strong foundation for empowerment.
Creating Employment Opportunities for Adults With IDD
For many of us, our jobs give us a sense of purpose and an opportunity to contribute to our communities. The same is true for adults with IDD.
How Bethesda Lutheran Turned DSPs into Leaders
In 2017, Bethesda launched its DSP Leadership Team to engage and empower its direct support professionals. See how the program has done since launching.
Changes to BACB Supervision: What You Need to Know
In December 2018, the BACB announced changes to supervision content and supervisor qualifications, as well as requirements for supervising trainees, RBTs and BCaBAs.
DSP Survey Results: The Need for Respect
It’s clear from the responses we received that a little appreciation can go a long way toward keeping DSPs happy and increasing retention.