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Implementing Direct Support Professional Credentialing in New York

September 1, 2015

This report provides recommendations for the creation of a direct support professional credential pilot program in New York. The report is based on an environmental scan and literature review, statewide focus groups, and a statewide survey of New York groups that support people with I/DD.

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Key Takeaways

In New York’s private sector of providers in the I/DD field, the DSP turnover rate averaged 28.8%.
Credentialing and certification programs have expanded significantly and rapidly in the U.S. for several decades.
New York State should make a long-term structural commitment to a statewide DSP credentialing program.

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