PAR launched the #SupportMeSupportDSPs campaign to continue the advocacy started by the Fix the DSP Crisis campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise wages for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and awareness of the important work they do and the role they play in the lives of individuals receiving intellectual disability/autism (ID/A) services. DSPs are the key to quality of life for individuals receiving services, and their jobs can include feeding, personal care, medication administration, job coaching, transportation, community integration, and much more. In order to support individuals receiving services, we must support DSPs!

Follow the #SupportMeSupportDSPs campaign on social media using the hashtag #SupportMeSupportDSPs. Click on our Budget Advocacy page for information and advocacy tools specific to this year’s budget campaign and to help advocate.

Make sure you watch the Fix The DSP Crisis video to learn more about this issue and share it with others to raise awareness: