Invaluable

“Invaluable: The Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support” is a documentary film exploring the underappreciated and underfunded work of direct support professionals (DSPs), the people who support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in living full lives as members of their communities. Through stories and interviews with DSPs, family members, advocates, and people with disabilities from across the country, the film honors the complexity of the work and the immense value it provides to individuals receiving support. 44 minutes. Closed-captioned.

  • Invaluable: The Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support

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    “Invaluable: The Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support” is a documentary film exploring the underappreciated and underfunded work of direct support professionals (DSPs), the people who support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in living full lives as members of thei...

  • Invaluable
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    Invaluable

    1 video

    “Invaluable: The Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support” is a documentary film exploring the underappreciated and underfunded work of direct support professionals (DSPs), the people who support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in living full lives as members of thei...

  • Valuing Lives: Wolf Wolfensberger and the Principle of Normalization

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    A good idea really can change the world. Through rich archival media and dozens of interviews, "Valuing Lives" explores the principle of normalization, an idea that challenged our fundamental assumptions about people with intellectual disabilities, and the iconoclastic professor whose intense wor...

  • Of the Community

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    Forty years ago, large institutions warehousing thousands of people were common. Today, most people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are living with their families or in homes and apartments in their communities. But are they active member of their communities? "Of the Commu...