“We need a million new workers in the next 10 years to do direct support. Where are they going to come from and how are we going to keep them?”
The Arc of Massachusetts is pleased to be able to cosponsor two screenings of the documentary Invaluable: The Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support. You will find information on how to RSVP for these screenings at the links below. Please RSVP promptly, as space is limited in both venues.
Invaluable: The Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support is a documentary film exploring the underappreciated and underfunded work of direct support professionals (DSPs), the people who support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in living full lives as members of their communities.
Through stories and interviews with DSPs, family members, advocates, and people with disabilities from across the country, the film honors the complexity of the work and the immense value it provides to individuals receiving support. And it asks us to take action now in strengthening the DSP workforce before the system collapses.