Michigan Autism Academy would like to take this opportunity to let the many direct support professionals (DSPs) know how very much they are appreciated.
A DSP is someone who teaches life skills, provides physical assistance, and supports the empowerment, choices and self-direction of an individual receiving supports. It is estimated there are over two million Americans working in these roles.
We have trained, hired and encountered a lot of good DSPs that work around the clock to ensure the well being and safety of the individuals they work for and with.
If someone in your life works as a direct support professional, be sure to let them know how their efforts day in and day out are changing the world!