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Meet Minnesota’s DSPs – Share your Story

Stories from staff, self-advocates, and family members are powerful tools to help educate policymakers on the current workforce challenges and motivate them to take action in 2017

The Best Life Alliance is busy gearing up for another legislative session. Stories from staff, self-advocates, and family members are powerful tools to help educate policymakers on the current workforce challenges and motivate them to take action in 2017.

The Best Life Alliance is collecting stories from Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) in every legislative district of Minnesota- that's 134 districts!  It's important legislators get to know DSPs who are supporting people with disabilities in every corner of our state. A selection of these stories will be compiled in a document to be downloaded from the Best Life Alliance webpage, and will also be shared on social media, in letters to legislators, and more.


Direct Support Professionals

Step 1:

Take our short DSP story survey online OR complete this document (Word) and email it to bestlifealliance@gmail.com.

Step 2:

Send a photo! This is optional, but important. Photos make stories more engaging and give legislators a better understanding of who you are. Just email photos to bestlifealliance@gmail.com and include your full name so it can be matched with your story.


Self-Advocates, Family Members, Staff & Other Supporters

Your stories are needed too! Throughout the session, Best Life Alliance will be communicating the need to prioritize Home & Community Based Services in 2017 with stories from self-advocates, family members, provider staff, and supporters.

Step 1:

Please take a moment to share why supporting services for people with disabilities and a strong workforce is important to you by completing this form and emailing it to bestlifealliance@gmail.com.


Thank you for your strong support- it makes a huge difference. Watch for more information in the coming weeks about what's next from the Best Life Alliance!