Direct support professional introduction


The Direct Support Professional Introduction was created to provide the learner with a foundation to grow as a Direct Support Professional in the field of Developmental Disabilities (DD).


This learning module was developed as two versions:

The first an offline interactive PowerPoint, distributed via DVD, included embedded media. This version was developed specifically to meet the needs of learners in rural areas where high speed Internet can still be difficult to obtain.

The second, an interactive online module, functionally identical to the offline version, included additional Internet based resources.

The SME (Subject Matter Experts) for both versions included leaders and mentors in the field of DD.


The intended audience recieved this training with positive remarks.


Feedback forms that were returned indicated that the audience felt the material was relevant and helpful in the development of the field of Direct Support Professionals.


  • Recently hired DSP's

  • General Public

development tools

  • Microsoft Word

  • Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Articulate Storyline

  • Adobe Photoshop