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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

DSP Recognition Week Congressional Call-In Day

More Information coming soon. See ANCOR's Action Center for updates.

New! DSP Recognition Week Videos

This one-minute public service announcement, created by ANCOR member NYSACRA, is generic enough to be suitable for viewing in any community. Please share it widely.


DSP Recognition Week Virtual Rally Day – Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Join DSPs from across the country for a "Virtual Rally" to urge your Congressperson to see firsthand the important work you do! Use ANCOR’s Action Center to invite your Senator/Representative to come see the work you do!

Direct Support Professionals Matter.

We all know this. It’s why ANCOR launched the National Advocacy Campaign more than a decade ago, to enhance the lives of all people with disabilities by obtaining the resources to recruit, train and retain a highly qualified and sustainable direct support workforce.

If your organization employs DSPS, or if someone you care about receives supports from a Direct Support Professional, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, September 8 – 14.

Celebrate DSP Recognition Week

Click here for ideas to use in planning your DSP Recognition Week events.

Direct Support Professionals Recognition Awards

Reward your outstanding DSPs for their dedication and accomplishment. Nominate them for the 2014 Direct Support Professional Recognition Awards. Coming in early September.

DSP Recognition Week Media Resources

Media Training Webinar Resources

Media tips. Suggestions and advice to attract and manage media attention for your DSP Recognition Week event(s).

ANCOR Media release. Which you may wish to use as background information with your media contacts.

Media Alert Template. An outline for you to use to let the media – and the rest of your community – know about your upcoming event(s).

Media Release Template. An outline for you to use in preparing a media release for your event(s).

Sample photos. These are the kinds of images you may wish to share with your media contacts for their use. Images that show DSPs at work with the people they serve. Also, images that show DSPs involved in advocacy. If you don’t have any, be sure to take some this year for future use. And don’t forget to get permission from any individual whose image you use.


U.S. Senate Proclamation

Click here for links to the Senate resolution text and updates on state proclamations.

DSP Recognition Week in Your State

Click here to learn about events in your state.