September 12, 2022
by: Emily Hastings
DSP Week 2022
It is Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week! It is a week where we honor those who work directly with individuals with disabilities to fulfill all their needs – whether they be physical, mental or emotional. DSPs do more than just ‘take care of people’ – they provide encouragement and motivation and assist the people they work with to be as independent as possible. They do not worry about what is best for themselves, but rather are guided and directed by the individuals they work with. Yes, they must take care of physical needs, but also social and spiritual well-being to help others have the best days possible. They recognize the obstacles, and they do their best to minimize them. They empower and make sure all have the best possible chance to have the opportunities they should in this world.
Let’s take this week to give special recognition to and celebrate the DSPs on the front lines.