Thursday, September 15, 2011

For These Professionals, Recognition Time

In honor of all the Direct Support Professionals throughout the country, we salute you!

The family-based advocacy organization known today simply as “The Arc” was founded in 1950, provides assistance and support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For many people with disabilities to enjoy self-directed, fulfilled lives, they depend upon the assistance of others, referred to as Direct Support Professionals. (DSP)
One of the things that has always fascinated me is that a skilled DSP is expected to be a teacher, a nurse, a dietician, a social director and a therapist all rolled into one –for the bargain rate of $7.50 an hour.

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