We want to remind you all that September 13–17, 2021 is Direct Support Professional Appreciation Week. Governor Wolf has once again signed a Proclamation to recognize the important role that staff play in service provision.
We would also like to share some ideas from your colleagues that they are planning for their employees in case you are trying to come up with recognition ideas!
- Gifts to the DSPs, including T-shirts, sweatshirts, backpacks filled with goodies (journal, pens, snacks, PPE), and gift cards to grocery stores;
- Pizza party at each site, bagels and coffee, dinner delivered to each home one night, and/or ice cream cakes; and
- Personal visits at each site, handwritten thank you notes, and bonuses.
Whatever you decide to do to celebrate your staff, please feel free to share any photos or news stories with RCPA so that we can share them on our social media as well. We are happy to do anything to help promote the good publicity and recognition!