Governor McAulliffe has proclaimed the Week of 11 September as Direct Support Professionals Week in the Commonwealth!


Thanks to all of the Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) who work tirelessly to support individuals with developmental disabilities.

As a Direct Support Professional, you offer a wide range of quality and compassionate services everyday so that individuals with developmental disabilities can live, work and play throughout the communities we serve. Most importantly, your role supports each individual’s right to be included as full and equal members of our society. Every Direct Support Professional has the ability to make a positive contribution to the people who come to us for services –and You Do!

Out of respect and appreciation for your work and profession, we wanted to take this opportunity to recognize you for the immeasurable difference you make each and every day in the lives of people in your care as well as for your dedication and commitment to the vital work you do.

Again, thank you is such a small phrase to capture all the wonderful things happening in the lives of people with disabilities that are possible because of DSPs. Together we are truly building futures and changing lives!!!!

Thank you!