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2014 Direct Support Professionals Week, September 7 - 13

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2014 Direct Support Professionals Week, September 7 - 13

September 8, 2014

Celebrate DSP Recognition Week

Join ANCOR in recognizing the dedication and accomplishments of outstanding Direct Support Professionals and expressing our appreciation for their vital contribution to communities across the country. We’ve provided these resources to help you celebrate in your organization and your community.

Look here for ideas to plan a celebration of DSPs in your organization and community.

Webinars Related to DSP Recognition Week

Direct Support Professionals Make a Difference: A Good Afternoon, or a GREAT Life

This webinar offers a chance to reflect on the evolving role of Direct Support Professionals and its increasing complexity. Click here to read more.

Sharing DSP Success Stories

In this webinar, co-hosted by AAIDD, we’ll hear from Stephanie Boyle, ANCOR’s 2014 national DSP Recognition Award recipient, and 2014 state recipients Kristie Sundheim (WA) and Matthew Kuriloff (NY). Click here to read more.

Plan Your DSP Recognition Week Celebration

We’ve gathered a list from past celebrations across the country. Look here for ideas to plan a celebration of DSPs in your organization and community.

DSP Recognition Week Media Resources

Share your appreciation for DSPs with your community. Here are some resources to help you get media attention for your celebration.

Media Tips. Ideas and advice for securing media coverage of your event.

Media Training Resources

Insights into what reporters want from veteran journalist Fred Bever and examples of media coverage from YAI and the MENTOR Network.    

ANCOR DSP Recognition Week Media Release. ANCOR’s news release for DSP Recognition Week. Feel free to share this as background with your local media.

Media Release Template. A sample media release that you can prepare and share with media in your community.

Media Alert Template. Another sample for you to adapt and use. Media alerts notify media of upcoming events to which they are invited.

U.S. Senate & State Proclamations

The U.S. Senate ratified S.Res.532, which designates the week beginning September 7, 2014 as "National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week." ANCOR Board of Directors Resolution designating National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week:

State Proclamations