Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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Integrity and Responsibility


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As a DSP, I will support the mission and vitality of my profession to assist people in leading self-directed lives and to foster a spirit of partnership with the people I support, other professionals, and the community.

Furthermore, as a DSP, I will:

·         Be aware of my own values and how they influence my professional decisions.
·         Maintain competency in my profession through learning and ongoing collaboration with others.
·         Assume responsibility and accountability for my decisions and actions.
·         Advance my knowledge and skills through ongoing professional development and lifelong learning.
·         Seek advice and guidance on ethical issues from others as needed to inform decision-making.
·         Recognize the importance of modeling valued behaviors to co-workers, people I support, and the community at-large.
·         Practice responsible work habits.