National DSP Recognition Week Begins September 10/ROC Plans Appreciation Event

The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) National Advocacy Campaign is sponsoring National Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week beginning Sunday, September 10.

Rainbow of Challenges and Prescott/Nevada County Special Services will observe the week with a wide variety of activities and gifts to show support to all area DSPs.

A planned DSP appreciation reception will be held on Tuesday, September 12 at Hempstead Hall from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Hope Mayor Steve Montgomery will read a special DSP proclamation during the event.

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are employees serving as direct care workers, in-home support workers, personal assistants and attendants to ensure that people with disabilities are able to live more independently and in community settings.

The appreciation event is an opportunity for Rainbow of Challenges and the entire community to honor the local direct support workforce and the tremendous difference they make each day in the lives of those they serve.

Rainbow of Challenges, Inc. administers a wide array of services for persons who have developmental disabilities in Southwest Arkansas. Emphasis is placed on services that help each person achieve the highest degree of personal independence. Rainbow of Challenges, Inc. is committed to implementing a safer, healthier, happier, more independent lifestyle for individuals having special needs.

For more information, please contact Rainbow of Challenges at 870-777-4501.