WHAT IS DSPN?
DSPN is the state’s leading trade association for organizations that provide support to people with disabilities. DSPN represents the interests of disability service providers that provide both residential and non-residential services, including center-based and supported employment, job training and placement, competitive integrated employment, care management, Community Based Residential Facilities (CBRFs), Adult Family Homes (AFHs), supported living arrangements, day services, early intervention, and other services that enable people with disabilities and economic disadvantages to live and work in their local communities.
DSPN is organized as a private non-profit trade organization. This permits DSPN to engage in governmental advocacy, and advocate for its member organizations, and those with disabilities that the member organizations serve, at both federal and state levels. DSPN supports members with professional networks, news and legislative briefs, training opportunities, free online resources, and an unswerving commitment to creating a Wisconsin where every citizen can participate in community life. DSPN is governed by a Board of Directors, managed by a Chief Executive Officer, and has a small staff of employees.
DSPN exists to support and be a resource for member providers through advocacy and education resources so they can provide the highest quality and full array of services for those with disabilities throughout Wisconsin
DSPN is the industry leader in advocacy and education best practices for all in the disabled community