Direct Support Professional Recognition Week kicked off on Sunday, September 8! Our association members employ well over 3,000 Direct Support Professionals across South Dakota. The DSP is fundamental in the delivery of our services and supports. Their job duties are immense and include everything from health and behavioral assessment, medication administration, medical intervention, crisis intervention, service plan implementation, hygienic support, cooking and cleaning, shopping, recreation, and ensuring compliance with numerous regulations and rules. The DSP is truly the backbone of our Community Support Providers! Throughout this week, each of our association members will be celebrating their DSPs in their own unique way. If you are a parent, family member, co-worker, or friend of one of these amazing people - let them know you appreciate their hard work and dedication. They not only support people in being a part of their communities, they help to keep their community strong. Thank you Direct Support Professionals!