If you've read the sample position descriptions in this DSP toolkit, you already know the duties and responsibilities of a Direct Support Professional (DSP). But like most rewarding careers, the job doesn't start and stop with a checklist. Rather, the DSPs that really shine are those that go above and beyond each and every day to ensure the highest-quality services for the individuals they support.
As part of ANCOR's efforts to celebrate the incredible work DSPs do, day in and day out, we publish an annual magazine called Recognizing Excellence, which spotlights roughly five dozen recipients of the DSP of the Year award for that year.
If you're interested in learning more about what it truly means to excel in a career as a DSP, check out the latest edition of Recognizing Excellence below. Each and every one of the shining stars featured there are exemplary models to follow as you consider how you can make a difference for the individuals you support.