Strength And Opportunities

Survey Reports Shed Light on Vaccine Acceptance and the Potential Impact of Vaccine Mandates

September 23, 2021

Two surveys were recently released with promising results. The first showed that Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) appear to be catching up with other health care workers in accepting vaccines and the second revealed that service providers are not too worried about the impact of vaccine and testing mandates. The Institute on Community Integration, in partnership […]


Delaware Passes Record-Setting $17.225 Million Funding Increase for Disability Services

May 28, 2021

This funding brings Direct Support Professionals 85% of the way toward the funding benchmark set by Delaware’s Division of Developmental Disabilities Services. WILMINGTON, Del. — May 28, 2021 — Delaware’s Joint Finance Committee passed a record-breaking increase in the State’s budget for intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) services on Tuesday, May 26. The $17,225,400.00 commitment […]


Member Spotlight

A.N.D. member KenCrest is making their response to the COVID-19 pandemic a top priority in order to keep the 215 staff members and 75 people they support in group homes safe and healthy. In Delaware, several direct support professionals (DSPs) from the agency, which supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in community residential homes […]