About the Contributor: Lindsay Short
Lindsay Short is a direct support professional and the president of the board of the Direct Support Professional Association of Minnesota (DSPAM). She is currently working, with her fellow board members and with the support of the Direct Care Alliance, to create a training program for direct support professionals in Minnesota. Lindsay works as a Senior Employment Specialist at Kaposia, Inc. in the twin cities area of Minnesota, advocating for and providing assistance to individuals to help them integrate themselves into their communities through employment, volunteer work, and leisure activities. She works with dedicated and hardworking people with a wide range of disabilities, from physical to intellectual. Before joining Kaposia, Lindsay was a home health aide for a year, providing care to elders with physical disabilities. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Social Science with a minor in Violence Prevention at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.