Mid-Atlantic HSC program managers, coordinators, and leads attended the Maryland Association of Community Services (MACS) Direct Support & Supervision Conference April 15th- 17th in Ocean City, MD. The conference has been called one of the best conferences for direct support professionals in the country! Opening Plenary Speaker Joseph M. Macbeth’s talk titled “Raising the Bar for Direct Support Professionals” kicked off the conference. Macbeth is the Executive Director at the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) and has worked in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities for 35 years – beginning as a Direct Support Professional.