REM Ohio recognizes DSPs
To the editor:
In recognition of National Direct Support Professional (DSP) 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 DSPs of REM Ohio will participate in the DSP Recognition Event to be held at the Xenos Center in Columbus on Sept. 12. We are encouraging everyone to join us at this event to honor and give recognition to all DSPs 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 DSPs, please visit our website at www.rem-oh.com or call 888-644-9730.
Carla Parker, executive director, and Mary K. Ziccardi, regional director, REM Ohio
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