Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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Respect

01/08/13

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As a DSP, I will respect the human dignity and uniqueness of the people I support. I will recognize each person I support as valuable and promote their value within communities.

Furthermore, as a DSP, I will:

·         Seek to understand the people I support today in the context of their personal history, their social and family networks, and their hopes and dreams for the future.
·         Recognize and respect the cultural context (such as gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socio-economic class) of the person supported and his/her social network.
·         Honor the choices, preferences, abilities and opinions of the people I support.
·         Protect the privacy of the people I support.
·         Interact with the people I support in a manner that is respectful to them.
·         Provide opportunities for the people I support to be viewed and treated with respect and embraced as integral, contributing members of their communities.
·         Promote the use of language that is respectful, sensitive and contemporary.
·         Practice positive intention and transparency in my interactions.