Recognizing Direct Support Professionals

In recognition of National Direct Support Professional Week (Sept. 9-15), REM Ohio is proud to recognize all DSPs who continue to provide and assure excellent care and support to others. Each year REM Ohio takes extra efforts to celebrate with all DSPs that have stepped up to the challenge throughout the year. A DSP is a person who assists an individual with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) to lead a self-directed life and contribute to the community. They often extinguish misguided information and come together in the celebration of achievements that embrace community inclusion. A DSP also acts as a faithful advocate, in assisting the individual they serve to communicate their needs, wants, self expression and achievement of life goals.
These employees are shining examples of advocacy, teaching, and development of life-long friendships with the individuals to whom they provide support services year after year. Several local Direct Support Professionals of REM Ohio will participate in the Direct Support Professional Recognition Event held September 12, 2012 at the Xenos Center in Columbus. The public is encouraged to attend this event to honor and give recognition to all Direct Support Professionals across the State of Ohio. If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of adults with I/DD or would like to learn more about Direct Support Professionals, visit or call 800-570-4868.
Carla Parker
Executive Director
REM Ohio

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