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DSPOhio is a unique, statewide Direct Support Professional (DSP) recruitment effort that combines targeted multi-media advertising to brand the term DSP with an online DSPOhio job site that connects potential employees with developmental disability provider employers.

The Ohio Provider Resource Association, or OPRA, launched DSPOhio in direct response to Ohio’s developmental disabilities system’s number one challenge: the direct support workforce shortage.

To effectively recruit DSPs on an ongoing basis, a process is required to increase awareness of and familiarity with the important and rewarding role of providing direct services to Ohioans with developmental disabilities. DSPOhio is singularly purposed to find and attract people across Ohio who may wish to be a DSP and help them immediately connect to an employing provider of their choice.