Queens Centers for Progress is committed to providing person-centered services and supports to children and adults who have developmental disabilities. The goal of these services and supports is to promote independence, community involvement, and quality of life.
DSPs "require extensive training on medication administration, behavior management, HIPAA compliance (data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical records) and driving a van with wheelchair accommodation. In addition, they must have excellent social skills and the empathy necessary to support clients’ needs.”
Despite the fact that DSPs’ work is essential, they do not make a living wage.