Happy National DSP Week 2022

September 2022

In honor of Direct Support Professional Recognition Week (Sept. 11-17), we want to take a moment to say “THANK YOU” to all of the Direct Support Professionals here at Unified.  This week is set aside to acknowledge staff who provide direct support to individuals with disabilities and others who need assistance with basic services and information to lead self-directed lives, contribute to society, and support efforts that enhance inclusion in their communities. The above definition does not nearly encompass all that each DSP does on a daily basis. Each and every day they touch the lives of the men and women we support through their advocacy and compassion whether it is in their home or community. Often times, they work long hours, varied schedules, weekends and holidays as the individuals count on them for their health and happiness.  While DSP jobs are rewarding and fun they are also challenging, both physically and emotionally. Their hard work, dedication, and commitment to help individuals with disabilities does not go unrecognized.  We are so very thankful for the care and compassion our DSPs provide for the men and women we support at Unified Community Connections.