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We can do better for people with disabilities


Stable, solid, secure- these are words for anything that’s important. Unfortunately, the words do not apply to the support staff situation for people with disabilities in Minnesota.

There are more than 8,000 vacancies for the direct support professionals (DSPs) who serve these individuals. It’s called a workforce crisis. Locally, day training programs are very aware of this situation.

With low starting wages stemming from a lack of funding, hiring is a sad magic trick of interview-hire-disappear. The dedicated staff who have a heart for this work remain, and continue to give their al...

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