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.
"Through the Personal Outcome Measures®, Bradley was able to explore in greater detail what the person wanted to accomplish"
Doug Auge, Advocates, Inc.
"James is now exactly where he wants to be in his life since his Personal Outcome Measures® interview."
Jim Blessing, The Arc of Rensselaer County
"DSP Christine Williams uses the Personal Outcome Measures® every year to explore people's preferences and goals."
Jessica Gantner, St. Louis Arc
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