This week is National Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week, a time to honor our DSPs, Life Skills Trainers and other employees in direct support roles for their commitment to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injury and other challenges.
“Direct Support Professionals are vital to our mission to help individuals with an array of challenges grow and become more independent,” said Bruce Nardella, The MENTOR Network’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “On behalf of all of us at The MENTOR Network, I would like to thank our employees in direct support roles for all you do each day to help the people we serve live life to the fullest.”
DSPs provide support for a wide range of daily tasks and support individuals in building life skills that help them reach their goals, whether that means returning to home, work or school following a brain injury, pursuing employment or participating in community activities they enjoy. Depending on the needs of the individuals served, this may mean providing transportation, job skill development or helping individuals participate in therapeutic and social activities. The commitment demonstrated by our DSPs helps open doors for the people we serve, supporting them in shaping the course of their own lives.
Follow Our DSPs Throughout the Month
Each day in September, we are recognizing one employee in a direct support role on our Facebook page and on our DSP of the Day page. DSPs will share what they love about the work they do while being honored for their compassion and dedication.