NEW YORK STATE & NATIONAL DSP RECOGNITION WEEK BEGINS SEPTEMBER 11, 2011

The week beginning September 11, 2011, has been designated by the NYS Assembly and Senate as “Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week.” During the month of September, community-based provider organizations around the country are celebrating the direct support profession. People who receive supports and their families are also thanking direct support professionals by striving to raise public awareness of direct support work and its value. The American Network of Community Options and Resources’ (ANCOR) board of directors has passed a resolution declaring the week as a national recognition week and are encouraging all state legislative bodies to issue proclamations supporting Direct Support Professional Recognition Week.

NYSACRA has a special 60-second Direct Support Professional Recognition Week Public Service Announcement (PSA) that can be found on their workforce development website. You can go and view it here. www.directsupportprofessional.org.

Please share this news and plan to thank a DSP during this recognition week, but better yet,  thank them now and every day for sharing their skills with others.