YES! To Employment talks with Darryl Evans, the Deputy Director of the D.C. Rehabilitation Services Administration, Montrel Tennessee, the Project Manager of D.C. Learners and Earners, the Partnerships in Employment project of the District of Columbia, and Susan Brooks, the Operations Manager at RCM of Washington, Inc. The D.C. Rehabilitation Services Administration and RCM have teamed up to create the DSP Academy, a program to prepare people with disables to serve as direct support providers, or DSPs, helping other people with disabilities to live and work in the community. DSP Academy is currently running their second class. We talk with them about how DSP Academy came about, how it works and their experience with their first two cohorts.
This project is supported by grant number 90DNTA0001 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201