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Wellness Matters for Direct Support
The daily demands of being a direct support professional (DSP) can often lead to stress and burnout. And when a DSP is stressed, they are likely to make errors that can be costly. Join Mark Olson and Chet Tschetter as they bring you a new podcast that dives into self-care for DSPs. You can download and listen to Wellness Matter for Direct Support wherever you get your podcast. This podcast is produced by the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota.

Wellness Matters for Direct Support is funded in part by grant # CON000000096594 from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) awarded to the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota.

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The Institute on Community Integration (ICI) – a research center at the University of Minnesota – is a designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, part of a national network of similar programs in major universities and teaching hospitals across the country. The Institute is home to over 70 projects and six Affiliated Centers, addressing disability issues across the lifespan.

ICI pushes the edge of inclusion through an intensive focus on policies and practices that affect children, youth, and adults with disabilities, and those receiving educational supports. ICI’s collaborative research, training, and information-sharing ensure that people with disabilities are valued by, included in, and contribute to their communities of choice throughout their lifetime. ICI works with service providers, policymakers, educators, employers, advocacy organizations, researchers, families, community members, and individuals with disabilities around the world, building communities that are inclusive.