The New York State Legislature designated the week of September 11 as Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week to honor individuals who are committed to supporting people with developmental disabilities of all ages. The U.S. Senate on Sept. 15, unanimously approved a resolution declaring it National DSP Recognition Week.
“Direct Support Professionals enhance the lives of people with disabilities and their families every day,” said Stephen E. Freeman, CEO of the YAI Network. “DSPs are the backbone of our service system. They are professionals who go above a beyond to ensure that people with disabilities lead dignified and productive lives in the community.”
The YAI Network is a proud supporter of the American Network of Community Options and Resources’ (ANCOR) National Advocacy Campaign to increase wages and professionalism of all DSPs throughout the nation.
So go and thank a DSP this week for all they do to enhance the lives of those with developmental disabilities!