Maryland Joins States Across the Nation Celebrating DSPs

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are vital to the life experiences of many people with disabilities in Maryland and across the country. These essential employees provide supports in homes, communities, and workplaces. The Maryland Department of Disabilities and the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) join others throughout the United States in marking September 12th through September 18th, 2021 as Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week and plan to honor these outstanding Marylanders. Maryland is currently taking nominations from individuals, families, and providers to offer additional recognition via social media and other state outlets. 

To support efforts to acknowledge DSPs, ANCOR compiled resources to help say “thank you” and raise awareness about the role DSPs play in helping people with disabilities be part of their communities. These resources include access to the high-resolution version of the DSP Recognition Week 2021 logo, customizable social media posts to spread the word, and the DSP Recognition Week Store.