14 Sep Direct Support Professional Recognition Week

Governor Wolf issued a resolution designating the week of September 10-17, 2017 as “Direct Support Professionals Recognition week.”  The goal of this resolution is to bring attention the incredible value this workforce brings to communities all across Pennsylvania.  Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are the backbone of community-based care providing everyday services to individuals with intellectual disability or autism (ID/A).  In Pennsylvania, there are more than 35,000 DSPs who support individuals with intellectual disability or autism...

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03 Jun We Are Worth It.

Imagine your life pre-1966 as an individual with an intellectual disability, then known as “mental retardation” – a negative sounding term for sure. Depending on the level of your intellectual disability, you could find yourself living at home with family or be completely misunderstood as someone unable to control their emotions/actions, be considered harmful to yourself or others and be placed in a state institutional setting - isolated from family and friends and with limited...

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