National Direct Support Professional Week

Direct Support Professional providing support to a person with a disability

National Direct Support Professional Week begins today! Every year since 2008, the United States has proclaimed a week in September to raise awareness and celebrate the incredible work of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs).

Lifeworks joins the nation in recognizing DSPs, highlighting their contributions and efforts to foster self-determined support and inclusion for people with disabilities.

The Lifeworks team includes 116 DSPs. Day in and day out, they help us fulfill our mission, making vital contributions to our communities and the people we serve.

National Direct Support Professionals Week Logo ImageDSPs provide personalized support leading them to take on a wide range of roles, including assistance with completing daily tasks, building skills, and ensuring health needs are met. They are highly-skilled professionals that find tailored solutions to help people with disabilities explore interests, meet needs, and reach goals.

We at Lifeworks realize the awesome impact that our DSPs have and are so grateful for their dedication, compassion, advocacy, and expertise. Simply put – we could not do what we do without them.

If you have a DSP in your life, we encourage you to take a moment this week to show your appreciation for the work that they do by saying, “Thank you!”