It's Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week in the United States, and we at the CPA are celebrating them, their hearts, and the work they do to support people with disabilities.
DSPs have a direct impact on the quality of life and social wellbeing of individuals with disabilities. We are so proud of our Direct Support Professionals working in communities across Louisiana!
Keep reading to learn more about exactly what Direct Support Professionals do.
Direct Support Professionals
What do Direct Support Professionals Do?
A Direct Support Professional (DSP) is someone who is responsible for helping individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities live independent lives.
DSPs usually work for community or volunteer organizations to help facilitate the care and activities of daily living for individuals with disabilities. Our CPA members employ thousands of DSPs in programs across Louisiana.
The best DSPs have a genuine passion or calling to take care of others.
Thousands of DSPs in Louisiana make it possible for individuals to live full and purposeful lives, and we are proud to salute them during DSP Recognition Week.
Thank you to all of the Direct Support Professionals who make a difference in our communities every day!
What is the CPA?
Find out more about the CPA and the mission of our organization.
Interested in making a difference? The Community Provider Association (CPA) is Louisiana's leading trade association for disability service organizations, including home and community-based waiver providers, support coordination agencies, and ICFs.
CPA gives its members the opportunity to shape the future of disability services in our state through initiatives like hosting an annual conference with industry leaders that brings together attendees from across Louisiana who have a hand in shaping policy on issues affecting individuals with disabilities.