Over the past 24 months, direct support workers have experienced high risks of infection, hardship and exhaustion. Many have become ill and lost loved ones. The voices of DSPs and frontline supervisors matter, now more than ever. Show them you care about their wellbeing by sharing this confidential survey. The University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration, in partnership with the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals, developed this survey to better understand the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on direct support workers and identify the most effective ways to protect DSPs, frontline supervisors, and the people they support.
Please visit z.umn.edu/dsp-covid19-survey to complete the survey. The survey closes on July 22, 2022.
Please forward this survey to the direct support workers that you employ, including paid family members. Their answers will be anonymous. National and state-specific results from the survey will be shared widely in September 2022. Three earlier surveys were conducted by ICI and NADSP and the results are available here. The new survey is for both direct support workers who completed an earlier survey and those who did not.