The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) National Advocacy Campaign is sponsoring National Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week beginning Sunday, September 11. National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, beginning September 11, 2011.

Rainbow of Challenges and Prescott/Nevada County Special Services will observe the week with a wide variety of activities and gifts to show support to all area DSPs.

A planned DSP appreciation reception will be held on Thursday, September 15 at Hempstead Hall from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Hope Mayor Dennis Ramsey will read a special DSP proclamation during the event.

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are employees serving as direct care workers, in-home support workers, personal assistants and attendants to ensure that people with disabilities are able to live more independently and in community settings.

The appreciation event is an opportunity for Rainbow of Challenges and the entire community to honor the local direct support workforce and the tremendous difference they make each day in the lives of those they serve.DSP PIC 2