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.
"Victor has performed his duties with incredible compassion and consideration, in harmony with the Personal Outcome Measures®."
Tony Dibiagio, Partners For Quality
"I have a goal to volunteer in the community. We used Personal Outcome Measures® to accomplish this goal."
Jessica Pinto, A First Step LLC
"During a Personal Outcome Measures® interview, Anita shared that she wanted to move out into a more independent living situation."
Nadine Daley, Center for Family Support
Featured Capstone Article
Effective Programs And Strategies To Confront DSP Workforce Issues
In this Capstone, we’re giving an overview of the various programs that were shared by CQL on social media, during 2023 National DSP Recognition Week. Then we turned to our partners at NADSP to give updates on the policy front.Continue Reading