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, NADSP, and ANCOR solicit stories about excellence in direct support. People receiving services and provider organizations submit articles, videos, and audio clips about DSPs who are utilizing best practices to help people achieve their personally-defined outcomes. These stories of excellence are then shared throughout DSP Recognition Week.
"The key to Joshua’s effectiveness is his ability to really get to know each person through the Personal Outcome Measures® process."
Maryann Greco, Life's WORC
"By using the Personal Outcome Measures®, Diane understands that all people have a right to choose their own personal goals."
Nicole DelPrete, Person Centered Care Services
"Beth has used the Personal Outcomes Measures® to help support opportunities for a more meaningful day."
Mary Costner, RHA Health Services
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