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Pennsylvania's Intellectual Disability and Autism system is facing a workforce crisis where over 20,000 Direct Support Professional (DSP) positions turn over each year and over 13,000 positions are open.
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The crisis by the numbers.
There are over 55,000 DSPs in Pennsylvania who support the daily needs of people with intellectual disability or autism.
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