NASDDDS | National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services
Working with NASDDDS, states, and service provider agencies, we examine workforce conditions and opportunities for support staff for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A stable DSP workforce has a critical bearing on quality of life for people with disabilities, expanding opportunities to live lives of their choosing in inclusive communities.
The Staff Stability Survey helps states assess the DSP workforce—in terms of trends, strengths, challenges, and obstacles. With a more comprehensive understanding of the status of this workforce, states can launch informed efforts to improve the quality, longevity, and sustainability of the workforce. The data can be used to inform policy and program development, monitor and evaluate the impact of initiatives, compare workforce data to those in other states, and provide context for consumer and family outcomes (measured in National Core Indicators surveys).
The Staff Stability Survey helps states assess their status on measures such as:
By collecting data from provider agencies and reporting it at the state level, the Staff Stability Survey provides information on:
Each year, the Staff Stability Survey team produces a national report detailing the data aggregated at the state level. The reports are available on the NCI website at https://www.nationalcoreindicators.org/resources/staff-stability-survey/.
State DD agency directors, advocates and provider agencies use Staff Stability data to: