Direct Support Professionals
September 12 - 18, 2021
Join us for a week of celebration of the exceptional and essential work of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), who provide vital support services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities every day of the year.
Show your appreciation for the hard work of DSPs.
DSP Appreciation Week Art Contest
We are looking for artists to create a custom graphic or image that honors the hard, challenging, and person-supporting work of direct support professionals (need a prompt? Use our hashtag "#DSPsExceptionalEssential" in your artwork). The winning submission will receive a $100 prize, and their image will be used across CPNRI's DSP Appreciation Week communications.
Submissions are due on Wednesday, September 8, at 11:59 PM!
Share your Pictures and Stories
We are looking for stories and pictures that illustrate the vital work of DSPs, and how they go above and beyond every day to ensure people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are able to live safe, happy, and fulfilled lives in their community.