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DSPs Are Essential!

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DSPs Are Essential!

DSPs, you are essential, and the world needs to know.
But it’s up to you to tell the world, I am essential.
And we have the tools to help.


Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are essential to ensuring the health and safety of the people with intellectual and developmental disabilities they support. They are “essential staff” all the time, especially during a global health pandemic, and they must be seen as essential.

The good news? You can sound your voice to tell the world that DSPs are essential! ANCOR and the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals have partnered to provide five easy ways to take action right now.

I support two young men with I/DD who are struggling to understand COVID-19. They rely on me throughout their day. For me, staying home isn’t an option. #DSPsAreEssential

My city is on lockdown, but three women with significant disabilities are counting on me to show up. #DSPsAreEssential

If there are other ways in which ANCOR and NADSP can support your efforts, or if you need support using any of the tools here, please contact André Floyd, ANCOR’s Communications Specialist, by email.