The week beginning Sept. 11, 2016 has been designated as National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week to acknowledge the dedication and vital role of direct support professionals. Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are the primary providers of publicly funded long-term support for millions of people with intellectual disabilities and their families.
Nationwide, there are approximately 1.4 million people who require professional support in order to live and work in their own communities. There are insufficient numbers of direct support professionals to ensure that all Americans can live and work in the communities of their choosing.
Throughout the week, many events are held across the country to recognize direct support professionals. Communities put on special events, civic organizations welcome guest speakers to discuss the field of direct support, and service providers like Mosaic will host activities and events to show their appreciation of their direct support professionals.
“Mosaic's direct support professionals are at the heart of our work. National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week gives us the opportunity to show appreciation for the dedication and integral role of the more than 3,800 direct support professionals who provide services through Mosaic,” said Linda Timmons, Mosaic’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
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