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OPWDD Honors Direct Support Professionals!


Each and every day, direct support professionals across New York carry out our mission to help individuals with developmental disabilities live richer lives. From September 11-17, OPWDD joins Governor Andrew Cuomo and organizations nationwide to pay special tribute to these professionals by celebrating Direct Support Professionals Week. 

During this week, an outstanding group of DSPs from throughout New York State are chosen to be honored. These professionals exemplify the NADSP Code of Ethics for DSPs by promoting:

  • Person-Centered Supports
  • Physical and Emotional Well-Being
  • Integrity and Responsibility
  • Confidentiality
  • Justice, Fairness and Equity
  • Respect
  • Relationships
  • Self-Determination
  • Advocacy 

They provide a broad range of supports to help keep individuals with disabilities connected to their families and live successfully in their communities, often putting the needs of others above their own. 

Congratulations to these OPWDD Direct Support Professionals of 2016, and thank you to ALL of New York’s DSPs for your commitment to those you support.