Resources about Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The DSP Retention Strategy You’re NOT Using: Improving Supervision in IDD Services
Learn some of the principles and tools you can use to help your front-line supervisors provide strong direction and support for your DSPs.
Ask the Expert: How to Provide Strong Supervision in IDD
In this webinar, Dennis Reid discusses how front-line supervisors can improve staff performance and increase DSP retention.
Relias Training and Personnel Assessments: How They Work Together for IDD
Hiring, training and employee development—IDD service providers need to look at all three when they create a plan to increase retention of their direct support professionals (DSPs).
A Service Provider’s Guide to Customized Employment
Customized employment can help you work with the people you serve and local employers to create positions that benefit both. Download the guide now.
How to Develop Employment Partnerships in IDD
Learn more about The Arc@Work program's approach to supporting corporations to develop, implement and maintain neurodiversity hiring initiatives.
Supporting Choice-Making in People With IDD
As an IDD service provider, helping the people you serve assert their thoughts, desires and goals is a fundamental part of being person-centered.
ABA Rule Changes That IDD Providers Need to Know
Under new rules, you don’t have to be a Behavior Analyst to supervise RBTs®. This change could open new opportunities for IDD service providers.
DSP Survey Report: Retention, Respect and Recognition
We conducted a nationwide survey of DSPs. Find out what DSPs had to say about key issues like retention, respect, and recognition.
Deep Dive Into Our DSP Survey Results
What motivates a direct support professional to stay on the job for five, 10 or even 20 years? What can you do to encourage your newer DSPs to stick around? Watch this short webinar to hear the results of our DSP survey.
Guide Your DSPs to Greatness
Being a DSP is often a difficult and complex job, and it takes great commitment, enthusiasm, fortitude and self-motivation to be a successful DSP. When properly managed, a DSP can play a critical role in the lives of the individuals they support.
Learn About Assessments for QIDPs and IDD Nurses
Relias offers job knowledge assessments for qualified intellectual disability professionals (QIDPs), managers, and nurses. Learn how assessments can help you improve service quality.
ABA Training for IDD Service Providers
Providing ABA services is a great way for organizations that serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to diversify their funding.
Hiring and Retaining Great QPs
Developing a great qualified intellectual disability professional (QIDP) isn’t easy, and keeping one is even harder. Learn how to develop QPs as future leaders of your organization.