7 Cool Assistive Technologies Driving Accessibility for Intellectual Disabilities

Intellectual Disabilities

Assistive Technological solutions are improving accessibility options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. First defined in federal law with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990 (IDEA), assistive technology can include any software, device, or equipment used to bolster or maintain the functional capabilities of people with disabilities. For this article, we’ll focus […]

The Direct Support Professional Crisis

Direct Support Professional

It’s estimated there are more than two million Americans working as Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). A DSP is someone who teaches life skills, supports empowerment, and provides physical assistance as needed while supporting the self-direction and choices of an individual with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD).  DSPs are often referred to as the backbone or […]