What is DSP Appreciation Week?
Direct Support Professional (DSP) Appreciation Week is a special time dedicated to honoring and celebrating the invaluable contributions of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who are committed to enhancing the lives of individuals with differing abilities.
This week typically falls in early to mid-September and serves as an opportunity to recognize the dedication, compassion, and unwavering commitment that DSPs exhibit in their daily work. These professionals play a crucial role in providing essential care, support, and empowerment to individuals with differing abilities, helping them achieve greater independence and quality of life.
During DSP Appreciation Week, organizations, families, and communities come together to express their gratitude and admiration for DSPs. It’s a time to acknowledge their patience, empathy, and the significant positive impact they have on the lives of those they serve. Various events, activities, and initiatives are often organized to highlight the DSPs’ essential role and raise awareness about the challenges and rewards of their profession. From heartfelt thank-you notes and tokens of appreciation to public ceremonies and awards, this week serves as a reminder of the vital role DSPs play in promoting inclusion and fostering independence for individuals with disabilities.
Here at SARAH Inc., we are happy to celebrate the positive impact that our DSPs have within our communities. The important work that they do leads to meaningful employment opportunities and lifelong skills that foster independence for the individuals that we serve. We thank all of them for their commitment to furthering our mission and making a difference in our communities.
Below is the highlight reel of the wonderful memories made during DSP Week 2023 in all of our programs.