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The 2021 DSP Survey Report

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  • Overall trends and insights on DSP job satisfaction
  • The difficulties DSPs faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The impact appreciation and recognition have on overall DSP job satisfaction, in addition to the ways DSPs want to be recognized
  • The benefits of creating career advancement programs and how they can help retain DSPs


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About This Report

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Relias, in partnership with the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), is excited to share the second edition of the DSP Survey Report. The 2021 DSP Survey Report dives deeper into themes uncovered in the 2019 survey, while also taking into consideration the impacts COVID-19 is having on DSPs and IDD services.

The 2021 DSP Survey Report highlights feedback from 679 direct support professionals (DSPs) across 43 states on job satisfaction, supervision, career advancement opportunities, and appreciation and recognition.

Using this data, organizational leaders in IDD services can inform policies for better working conditions that will increase DSP satisfaction, and ultimately, positively affect the individuals whom DSPs serve.

You can also access the 2019 DSP Survey Report here.