54 episodes

OADSP's podcast - the DirectLine - and host David Roustio talk about the issues, topics, challenges, and triumphs that characterize the work and lives of Direct Support Professionals, or DSPs. It's an entertaining, informative, and often moving show that's well worth anyone's time, with episodes ranging from just a few moments of chat, to deeper dives into meaningful and thoughtful exchanges.

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OADSP's podcast - the DirectLine - and host David Roustio talk about the issues, topics, challenges, and triumphs that characterize the work and lives of Direct Support Professionals, or DSPs. It's an entertaining, informative, and often moving show that's well worth anyone's time, with episodes ranging from just a few moments of chat, to deeper dives into meaningful and thoughtful exchanges.

    DIRECTLINE Podcast: V2, E7: The Future Is Now

    DIRECTLINE Podcast: V2, E7: The Future Is Now

    On this episode of the DirectLine, host David Roustio talks with Stacy Collins. Stacy serves with the Ohio DODD as the Assistant Deputy Director of Policy & Strategic Direction (say that ten times fast!). She runs a team specializing in quality and innovation for Ohio's I/DD field - but her 2 boys and baby girl (okay, she's a Labrador retriever) runher. In her work, the focus is on families served, providers, County Boards of Developmental Disabilities, and, of course, DSPs - and she isalways interested in knowing what those frontline pros need to best support Ohioans with disabilities. If you have a question, comment, or would like to be a guest on the DirectLine, reach out to David at podcast@oadsp.org.

    • 24 min
    DIRECTLINE Podcast: V2, E6: Probably 1000s

    DIRECTLINE Podcast: V2, E6: Probably 1000s

    On this episode ofthe DirectLine,host David Roustio chats with Iris, the 7 year-old-daughter of an employee with IOPCI (Independence of Portage County, Inc.). Listen to find out what Iris knows about DSPs, if her choice is squishy or stretchy, and her favorite outfit for her favorite (toy) lady. If you have a question, comment, or would like to be a guest on the DirectLine, reach out to David atpodcast@oadsp.org.

    • 6 min
    DIRECTLINE Podcast: V2, E5: Not Your Usual Incident

    DIRECTLINE Podcast: V2, E5: Not Your Usual Incident

    On this episode ofthe DirectLine,host David Roustio hears from Jason Winterrowd, an Investigative Agent with WestCON, a Council Of Governments (COG) entity covering northwestern Ohio. Listen to find out which of Jason's children is his favorite, what he finds interesting about unusual incidents (UIs), and his idea about who has the most important job in the I/DD field. If you have a question, comment, or would like to be a guest on the DirectLine, reach out to David atpodcast@oadsp.org.

    • 7 min
    DIRECTLINE Podcast: V2, E4: Dolly Levi, Taylor Swift, Pollyanna - and Scott?

    DIRECTLINE Podcast: V2, E4: Dolly Levi, Taylor Swift, Pollyanna - and Scott?

    On this episode ofthe DirectLine,host David Roustio jokes around with Scott Marks, who serves as Vice President for OPRA. Scott's from Yonkers, NY (Hello, Dolly!, anyone?), is Ohio-I/DD-system's biggest Swiftie (self-proclaimed), and doesn't want to get your hopes up too much with his impertinent optimism, but that same system is looking at some blue skies ahead! Listen to learn just what he's on about.If you have a question, comment, or would like to be a guest on the DirectLine, reach out to David atpodcast@oadsp.org.OPRA is an OADSP ABC Booster and you can be one, too!Click hereto learn more about being an organizational Booster, orhere to boost individually (look for the DONATE button).

    • 19 min
    DIRECTLINE Podcast: V2, E3: Where Leaders Go to Eat

    DIRECTLINE Podcast: V2, E3: Where Leaders Go to Eat

    On this episode of the DirectLine, host David Roustio chats with Keegan Flint, an employee of The Alpha Group working in workforce development. Listen to find out where Keegan come from - both his native roots and his educational background - what scared him out of his intended career, and which meals, er, skills, he and David have in common. If you have a question, comment, or would like to be a guest on the DirectLine, reach out to David atpodcast@oadsp.org.

    • 12 min
    DIRECTLINE Podcast: V2, E2: Changes! Complexity! Puppies!

    DIRECTLINE Podcast: V2, E2: Changes! Complexity! Puppies!

    On this episode of the DirectLine, host David Roustio hears from Beth Chambers, the Ohio ISP Manager for Ohio DODD. Beth is married, has one son, and her daily life is full of training and supervision, of all kinds. Listen to learn what she and the new ISP are all about. If you have a question, comment, or would like to be a guest on the DirectLine, reach out to David atpodcast@oadsp.org.

    • 14 min

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