What is a DSP?
A DSP, or direct support professional, is someone who works with people with intellectual or developmental disabilities to live their life to the fullest and engaging in their communities.
The work of a DSP goes well beyond caregiving and focuses on enabling independence. The role assists in behavioral assessment and prevention, medication administration, health treatment, teaching new skills, crisis prevention and intervention, and more.
DSPs have the ability to truly impact the life of another human.