Direct Support Professional Recognition Week (September 12-18, 2021) is a great opportunity to highlight the dedicated, innovative direct support workforce that is the heart and soul of supports for people with disabilities. We hope that you will use this opportunity to highlight the important work of direct support professionals nationwide, but especially those in your life, whether they work for your agency, support you or a loved one, or simply work to make a difference in your community. Your celebrations of the DSPs at the heart of our field are part of a nationwide party we throw every year to showcase the amazing and often unsung work of these incredible professionals, and mark just a small fraction of the recognition that they deserve throughout the year.
To support your efforts to acknowledge DSPs, we have compiled a few resources to help you say "thanks" and raise awareness about the role DSPs play in helping people with disabilities be part of the community. These resources include access to the high-resolution version of the DSP Recognition Week 2021 logo for you to use in (or on) any materials you see fit, customizable social media posts to spread the word, and our DSP Recognition Week Store. We can't wait to celebrate your DSPs with you!
Download the high-resolution version of the logo with a transparent background. Use the logo in your marketing materials, on gifts you order in appreciation of DSPs and more. If you need help using this file or would like to request other versions of the logo, please contact André Floyd at [email protected].
Shop at the 2021 DSP Recognition Week Store, which offers you the opportunity to purchase deeply discounted items with the DSP Recognition Week branding so you can purchase small gifts for each of the DSPs with which you work as a token of your appreciation. In this year's Store, you'll find popular favorites such as T-shirts and bags, more varieties of popular items from previous years like tumblers and thermoses, and a few new items including face masks, hand sanitizer and a stainless steel straw kit! Orders are still being accepted but may incur additional shipping fees or may not arrive before the start of DSP Recognition Week on September 12. Start shopping today!
Use these sample social media messages as-is, or customize them to make them specific to the DSPs you want to recognize during DSP Recognition Week 2021, in your efforts to raise awareness about this important campaign. Whenever talking about DSP recognition on social media, use #DSPRW2021 so we can follow the conversation and amplify your message.
In the market for creative ideas for celebrating DSP Recognition Week? Here are some ideas to get the creative juices flowing!
Have something planned to celebrate DSP Recognition Week 2021? We want to know about it so we can amplify your celebration! Let us know what you've got in store for your DSPs this year by emailing André Floyd, ANCOR's Communications Manager, at [email protected].