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The Importance of DSPs

posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

What is a Direct Support Professional? In the words of a person served, "She is there when I need help." Another person goes on to say, "She pushes me to be the best person I can be."

One DSP stated, "A DSP sees the individuals we support not for their disabilities but for their abilities." While this is the voice of just one DSP, we know it’s a belief shared by many and what makes the DSPs at EPI among the very best.

September 8-12 was recognized nationally as Direct Support Professionals Week. Within EPI it’s a time we slow down and sincerely thank the DSPs we count on each and every day.

But, it’s not the only time we recognize the dedication and commitment of our DSPs. Each month we award a DSP of the Month. Congratulations to the recent DSP of the Month winners, Catherine Ehlers, Dave Stentiford, Jennifer Phelps, and Kyla Krouse.

These outstanding DSPs have been nominated by their peers for their accomplishments, the relationships they develop, the advocacy they put forth, the sacrifices they make, the creativity they showcase, and the leadership skills they possess.

If you know a DSP, take the time to express your appreciation today.