Consumer-Directed Support: Impact of Hiring Practices and Training in “Learning to Direct your own Supports” on Adults with I/DD and Families


  1. Examine the differential experiences and outcomes for people with I/DD and their families receiving consumer-directed services based on the type of PA hired (parents, other relatives, friends, others).
  2. To assess the impact of a Consumer-Directed Services Training and Support Program on people with I/DD and their families.

Project Staff

Tamar Heller, PhD
Alan Factor, PhD
Katie Keiling

Training Activities

Learning to Direct Your Own Supports

Related Research Findings

Information coming soon.

Related Publications and Products

The Toolkits below has two versions (family and individual) and is designed to provide easy-to-use tips and strategies to help people to find, choose and keep high quality Direct Support Professionals. Anyone can download a copy of either or both versions of "Find, Choose, and Keep Great Direct Support Professionals FREE using the links below:

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