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Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council

Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council

Published Mar 2023


The effort to develop and maintain independence for Iowans with developmental disabilities depends largely on Direct Support Professionals. DSPs assist people with disabilities in a variety of ways: basic care like feeding and bathing, transportation, shopping or help getting and holding a job. There is a severe shortage of DSPs, however, so there are meaningful jobs, with regular but flexible hours, available all over the state. Learn how you can become a DSP--and change lives every day, including your own.