Both Direct Support Professional Recognition Week and Disability Voting Rights Week are the same week in September this year!
A “Direct Support Professional” or DSP works directly with people with intellectual or developmental disabilities to assist the people they work with to become independent and integrated into their community. In Hearts of Glass, you see several DSPs. People who, through their skills and dedication, make the world a more inclusive and wonderful place. ANCOR and Relias, two of our public television broadcast underwriters, are spearheading a campaign with events, media content and more. Check out ancor.org to learn more.
Part of full participation in society means voting. The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is the home of the REV UP Voting Campaign. The goal is to build the power of the Disability Vote. Register! Vote! Use your Power! For more information, resources and tools, visit AAPD.