Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week, Sept. 12-18, is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the important work of DSPs.
“I am proud to have begun my career as a DSP and value the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our direct support team, whose skill, creativity, care and dedication make a powerful statement about what matters most,” said Stanfort Perry, Executive Director, AHRC Nassau.
This week included many expressions of appreciation for the impact DSPs make in the lives of men and women with developmental disabilities. While the AHRC DSP team were celebrated with breakfasts, gift cards and visits, the most meaningful expressions of appreciation came from people supported who made signs, shared glowing testimonials, or proudly took a picture to celebrate this relationship. Here are a special moments from DSP Recognition Week 2021, below.