Celebrating DSP Week
September 18, 2018
The week of September 9th–15th, service agencies across the nation celebrated Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Week. The week’s goal is to recognize the dedication and accomplishments of outstanding DSPs and their vital contribution to our communities.
Sadly, a great deal of the population sees DSP roles as entry-level, and we know that is not the case. With celebrations and recognition opportunities professionals in the disability and health care fields are able to show why DSPs deserve to be seen and compensated as exactly what they are: professionals!
In Colorado, we also take time at the Capitol each spring for Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Awareness Day where the DSP of the Year title is awarded.
Here at Foothills Gateway, we celebrate through team recognition and gifts given from supervisors to their direct support staff. Each team post that was shared during DSP week is included below – please take the time to learn about what these incredible people do every day to keep those we serve taken care of and happy.