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Direct Support Professionals
Appreciation Week 

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 Winner

And the winner is...


Thank you to those who submitted an artwork for DSP Appreciation Week Art Contest. We're excited to announce our winner: Natasha Colon. Congratulations!


We will use this image across CPNRI's DSP Appreciation Week communications.

Share your Pictures and Stories
Celebrating DSPs

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.

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Governor McKee and Secretary Gorbea signed a gubernatorial proclamation that declared last week National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week. The proclamation recognizes the exceptional and essential work of Rhode Island's DSPs.

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