This video series was funded by the Regional Autism Advisory Council (RAAC) to address the Direct Support Workforce Crisis. We aim to encourage teens to serve as a Direct Support Professional for folks with disabilities. To find out more about this option visit: https://dodd.ohio.gov/about-us/compliance-resources/all-compliance-resources/Agency_Waivers or talk to a local provider organization near you!
(Find out more about RGHI at Developmental Disabilities Services | RGHI | Lebanon (myrghi.com))
Austin explains why he enjoys a job working with people with disabilities:
Austin describes the positive relationships he’s built in this job:
Austin enjoys being able to fill the needs of others:
Austin says even when you lose, you win!
Sarah explains what she’s learned about people with disabilities:
Sarah describes the benefits of this role:
Find out what Sarah has gained serving as a DSP:
Sarah describes the DSP role as one that makes her feel good:
Sarah offers advice to others thinking about becoming a DSP:
Do you think you’d like to explore this opportunity for yourself or someone you know? Ready to find a provider near you and get hired? Use this provider search tool DODD Provider Search (ohio.gov) or contact a local provider near you to enquire about their open positions!
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