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Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2018

Contact: Dan Hoblick, Department of Human Services, 605-773-6463

 

Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Sept. 9-15 Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week in South Dakota.

 

DSPs are employed by 20 community support providers throughout the state as well as the South Dakota Developmental Center in Redfield.

 

DSP Recognition Week highlights the efforts of those who work closely with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. DSPs help individuals with disabilities to participate in their communities, find employment, and lead full and independent lives.

 

“DSPs are essential in ensuring people with disabilities have equal opportunities to lead a life they desire,” said South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities Director Darryl Millner.

 

Many South Dakotans with intellectual and developmental disabilities rely upon DSPs to deliver their individualized support services and help them to achieve their goals.

 

DSP Recognition Week in South Dakota coincides with National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week to celebrate DSPs across the country, which also begins on Sept. 9.

 

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