Inside The DSP Recognition Week Campaign
There are endless stories of effective, innovative, and responsive services being provided by Direct Support Professionals. Despite the importance of their work and especially the positive impact it has on the lives of people with disabilities, these stories often go untold.
DSP Recognition Week
Every year in September, the human services field dedicates a week to acknowledge Direct Support Professionals and express gratitude for their contributions, skills, and expertise. During Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, DSPs are recognized and celebrated in a variety of ways, including state proclamations, special gifts, luncheons, award ceremonies, and more.
Honor A DSP • Submit A Story
In this annual campaign, CQL and NADSP solicit stories about excellence in direct support. People receiving services and provider organizations submit articles, videos, and audio clips about DSPs who are using Personal Outcome Measures® to help people achieve their personally-defined outcomes. These stories of excellence are then shared throughout DSP Recognition Week.
DSP Recognition Week Campaign Partners
The project involves a collaboration between CQL and the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP).
NADSP is a national non-profit whose mission is to elevate the status of direct support professionals.LEARN MORE
"Thanks to the Personal Outcome Measures® and Mary and Jasper’s determination, Jasper is living his biggest dream right now."
Kathy Scott, Community Connections, Inc.
"Lisa has embraced the Arc of Steuben’s vision, mission and values and has internalized CQL’s Personal Outcome Measures®."
Bob Recotta, The Arc of Steuben
"Using the Personal Outcomes Measures®, Lindsay, a DSP supporting Shawn, spoke to Shawn about his goals."
Paula Orth, Community Living London
Personal Outcome Measures® for Direct Support Professionals
- Overview of the POM, including the 5 Factors and 21 Indicators
- Vibrant discussion about the POM process
- Real-life examples of DSPs embracing the POM
- Strategies for implementing the POM into daily supports
These videos provide additional guidance and information about how DSPs can use the Personal Outcome Measures® in their everyday services.