Direct Support Professionals

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Every day Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) by providing care and support enabling individuals to live in their local communities.

To go to the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals website click HERE.

To go to the National Alliance for Caregiving website click HERE.

To read DSP Current News in Tennessee, click HERE.

The DSP Recognition Award is a program of The Arc Tennessee. This annual $500 award recognizes a DSP who has “gone the extra mile” in supporting people with IDD in their community, with special emphasis on the values in the Code of Ethics for Direct Support Professionals.   The deadline for nominations is April 1st of each year and the winner is notified by May 1. The winner will be honored at The Arc TN's award banquet Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm preceeding the TN Disability MegaConference at the Nashville Airport Marriott.

If you know someone who provides direct support to people with IDD, who demonstrates the values of the DSP Code of Ethics, nominate him or her to win $500 and a trophy.

Before nominating, read the DSP Code of Ethics by clicking HERE.

To nominate, complete the Word form found HERE.