The State of America’s Direct Support Workforce Crisis 2022

The longstanding direct support workforce crisis, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has led to closures of critically needed services and a denial of access to community-based supports.
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Direct Support Professional Recognition Week 2022

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week is an annual week of nationwide celebrations in which we all honor the heart and soul of supports for people with disabilities. DSP Recognition Week 2022 took place September 11-17.

We’ve asked people to use the hashtag #DSPRW2022 and tell us about their events honoring DSPs. Below is just a taste of these amazing celebrations. Search the hashtag on Twitter to view them all!

A collage of Direct Support Professional Recognition Week celebrations from around the country

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JEVS Human Services

Living Resources NY

The Arc Madison Cortland

The Arc Somerset

Aspire Chicago

Community Options

DSPs posing with personal pizzas as they are being celebrated during DSP Recognition Week

Step By Step, Inc.