In Case You Missed It: Governor Newsom Releases Statement in Honor of Direct Support Professionals

Group photo of The Arc of Ventura DSPs

Last week, organizations across the U.S. celebrated National Direct Support Professional Week in various ways. But most importantly, the disability community recognized the value and critical role DSPs play in the lives of those with developmental disabilities. In California, Governor Newsom released an official statement commemorating DSP week. In case you missed it, we wanted to share it with all of you.

Click HERE to read the Governor’s full statement.

Pictured above is the support team at The Arc of Ventura’s Day Program. “These extraordinary individuals pour their passion and dedication into every interaction, supporting individuals with grace and kindness. They are the unsung heroes who make independence a reality, transform challenges into opportunities, and foster a culture of inclusivity. As we honor our direct support professionals, we extend our heartfelt appreciation for their unwavering commitment to improving lives and building brighter, more inclusive futures,” said Arc of Ventura in a Facebook post. We couldn’t agree more!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to making DSP Recognition Week memorable and special, including the Governor.

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