DSP Appreciation Week
DSP Appreciation Week: A DSP, or Direct Support Professional, is a vital component in the I/DD community. They work directly with people with IDD in their homes, neighborhoods and communities to reach their full potential and live as independently as possible. This includes helping them with activities of daily living, such as eating, dressing, and bathing.
DSPs also provide transportation, access community resources, and provide advocacy and support. They also serve as lifelines for families, guardians, and other support systems to ensure that clients have what they need to be successful.
At Abound Health, our Direct Support Professionals are the heart and soul of what we do. Their compassion, empathy and dedication to their clients is integral to our mission of empowering others through service. That’s why each year we choose to celebrate them with DSP Appreciation Week!
DSP Appreciation Week is a time of celebration, recognition and reflection of the impact that these caregivers make in the lives of the Abound Health community.
This year we hosted a variety of giveaways, including Abound apparel, hours of PTO and two trips to Hawaii! Each day also consisted of sharing stories across social media from various DSPs about their background, journey with Abound and passion for their position.
From the mountains to the coast of North Carolina, staff, clients and members of the community came together to celebrate our amazing DSPs. The outpouring of support for these individuals was both overwhelming and inspiring.
To our very core, we would like to express our deepest thanks to the individuals that make Abound a great place to be. Their advocacy and commitment for what they do makes our mission possible. Thank you for all that you do.