Author Archive: Ian Paregol

DSP Conference Rockin’ Recap

Sept 12th – the DC Coalition of Disability Service Providers recognized the strength of our industry – the direct support professionals who coordinate critical connections, assist in skill development, and work with compassion on behalf of those persons receiving supports…
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Video: #SupportDSPRateAct

This video outlines the Crisis in Direct Support Professional wages for the District’s I/DD workforce. By 2020, DC’s Minimum Wage will rise to $15/hour. The chart below details how Direct Support Paraprofessionals (DSP) in this industry were funded in 2013 with a…
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DD Awareness Month Caps Off with Night of Song

On March 21st, the DC Coalition members and guests enjoyed a food, song and dance at our annual DD Awareness Month celebration at Busboys & Poets.   Building on the incredible success and standing room only capacity of last year, we brought…
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#MySuperPower Video

Please watch the DC Coalition’s #MySuperPower video that premiered during our recent DSP Conference in September.  This video features direct support professionals from a variety of DC provider agencies sharing their approach to their roles as they support people impacted by intellectual…
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2018 DSP Conference Re-Cap

The DC Coalition’s 2018 DSP Conference was a Bam! Pow! Smash! On Thursday, September 13th, the DC Coalition of Disability Service Providers in partnership with the DC Department on Disability Services hosted its 12th annual Direct Support Conference with approximately 150 stellar support…
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Direct Support Professionals Week 2018

Thank you, Direct Support Professionals for your commitment, dedication and passion that each of you pour into your work every minute of every hour of every day.  Direct Support Professional week is September 9th through September 15th.  We at the DC…
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Direct Support Professional Conference – September 13th

The DC Coalition of Disability Service Providers will be holding its Direct Support Professional Conference on September 13 at the Gallaudet University – Kellogg Conference Center in partnership with the DC Department on Disability Services and business leaders: The Insurance…
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DSP Conference Info Gallaudet Univ 9/13/18

The DC Coalition’s full day DSP Conference will be held on September 13th at Gallaudet (during its usual alignment with DSP appreciation week).  Reward your SuperHEroes and SuperSHEros with a day of interactive learning (as well as a delicious breakfast and…
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