Mark Your Calendar for DSP Recognition Week

Darlene Ricco, ANCOR's 2009 DSP of the Year

Darlene Ricco, ANCOR's 2009 DSP of the Year

If there’s a direct support professional in your life who you’d like to thank for his or her good work, mark your calendar for this year’s Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, September 13-19.

This is the second year for this initiative, which the ANCOR National Advocacy Campaign created to honor direct support workers and recognize the difference they make in the lives of the people they support.

“Direct support professionals provide critical daily supports to individuals with disabilities, allowing them to live more meaningful and productive lives within their community by promoting inclusion and independence,” says ANCOR CEO Renee Pietrangelo. “DSP Recognition Week is but one way we all can show our appreciation for the role they play in strengthening our communities and supporting our most vulnerable neighbors, friends and family.”

Check out ANCOR’s website in the coming weeks for more information on DSP Recognition Week 2009 and how to observe it.

Elise Nakhnikian
Communications Director
Direct Care Alliance