The Arc strives for people with disabilities to be fully included in the community where they live, and Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are at the forefront of that transformative work. They support people in their homes, in the workplace, and in the community. They empower people to make their own choices, engage them in the community, and encourage them to find and pursue their passions.
Throughout the pandemic, our DSPs have gone above and beyond to not only continue to facilitate services but to keep the people they support safe and healthy. They upheld stringent safety and hygiene measures, kept spirits up, and found ways to keep people engaged in their community all while adapting to a “new normal”.
Next week, September 13-19, we are celebrating DSP Week – a national movement devoted to highlighting the transformative work that our DSPs do on a daily basis. Over the course of the week, we will showcase the variety of roles a DSP plays in the life of the person they support. From helping someone with their day-to-day needs, cooking healthy meals, accessing medical care, employment support, or social activities, DSPs are the backbone of the services we provide.
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