CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership

Honor a DSP • Submit a Story

Share stories about how DSPs support people to achieve their personally-defined outcomes!

To celebrate the 2018 DSP Recognition Week, which occurs from September 9th through September 15th, CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership and The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) are encouraging people receiving supports and provider organizations to submit stories about Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who are using Personal Outcome Measures® to help people achieve their personally-defined outcomes. If your story is selected, it will be shared on CQL and NADSP website and social media pages. You will be able to preview the story prior to it being published online. In 2017, these success stories highlighted numerous DSPs who are using the Personal Outcome Measures® and supporting people to reach their goals.  

* Stories need to clearly demonstrate the use of CQL’s Personal Outcome Measures® and must be submitted before 8/27/18.

 

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How To Submit Your Stories:

There are a few different ways you can submit your stories honoring Direct Support Professionals. If you have any questions about story submissions, you can contact CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership: communications@thecouncil.org

Fill Out Our Online Survey

Complete SurveyYou can complete an online survey through SurveyMonkey, explaining how the DSP has used the Personal Outcome Measures® to support someone in achieving their outcomes. The information you include in the survey will help draft an online article, so please share as much detail as possible. You will be able to review the article prior to it being published. Also be sure to upload pictures through SurveyMonkey to include in the article.

 

Record a Video or Audio

Send FileUsing your smart phone, tablet, webcam, or any other recording device, you can record a brief video or audio clip describing how the DSP has used the Personal Outcome Measures® to support someone in achieving their outcomes. While there is no specific limit for the length, it may be best to keep it under 4 minutes. For submitting a video, you could either send us a link to an uploaded video through your own YouTube or send us a video file through email or a file sharing service. For anyone featured in a video, they must fill out and send a media consent form, for us to be able to post the video.

 


Key Considerations:

1) Permission from the person supported

  • Are they comfortable with the story being shared?

2) Respect of Confidentiality

  • Does certain identifying information need to be changed or altered?

3) Permission from the DSP

  • Are they comfortable with the story being shared?

 

 

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