New Hope Community Celebrates National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week

New Hope Community Celebrates National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week

Events Honor Professionals Who Support People with Disabilities

September 18, 2016

Loch Sheldrake, NY – New Hope Community hosted several special events in honor of National Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week during September 11 through September 17, 2016. This special week is set aside each year to honor the work of direct support professionals who provide support services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community.

“Our direct support professionals are the backbone of New Hope Community. They are hard-working, dedicated men and women, who make many sacrifices to support the people with disabilities who we serve,” said New Hope Community Executive Director, Jim Forbes. “DSP Recognition week is a way to say “thank you” and to show our appreciation.”

Our Direct Support Professionals enjoyed special deliveries of coffee and donuts; a tug of war contest against administration; flag football; soccer; karaoke; an obstacle and relay course; and a barbeque and ice cream sundae gathering.

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week is part of the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) National Advocacy Campaign, whose mission is to enhance the lives of all people with disabilities who rely on long-term supports and services by obtaining the resources to recruit, train and retain a highly qualified and sustainable workforce.

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week is celebrated annually across the country with special events and ceremonies like these earmarked to honor the tens of thousands of workers who enable people with intellectual, developmental and other significant disabilities and their families to live healthy lives in their communities.