On July 31 the U.S. Senate adopted by unanimous consent a resolution co-sponsored by Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown designating September 8-14 as National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week (S. Res. 208.) The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) led the effort on behalf of the resolution, in partnership with the Ohio Provider Resource Association (OPRA) and other organizations.
Choices In Community Living and Resident Home Association are members of ANCOR and OPRA. Ninety eight percent (98%) of our Choices and RHA employees serve as DSPs. We will be joining national and state efforts to recognize our DSPs who provide direct care and support for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities during the week-long celebration.