Register for the free Peer Support Webinar Jan. 9th, 2023, @ 8:00 pm CT and Jan 12th @12 noon CT Join us as we gather to continue the conversation around leadership, values, and best practices in the field of developmental disabilities. Share your knowledge, ask questions, and learn from your peers.
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As a DSP, my first allegiance is to the person I support; all other activities and functions I perform flow from this allegiance.
As a DSP, I am responsible for supporting the emotional, physical, and personal well-being of the individuals receiving support. I will encourage growth and recognize the autonomy of the individuals receiving support while being attentive and energetic in reducing their risk of harm.
As a DSP, I will support the mission and vitality of my profession to assist people in leading self-directed lives and to foster a spirit of partnership with the people I support, other professionals, and the community.
As a DSP, I will safeguard and respect the confidentiality and privacy of the people I support.
As a DSP, I will promote and practice justice, fairness, and equity for the people I support and the community as a whole. I will affirm the human rights, civil rights and responsibilities of the people I support.
As a DSP, I will respect the human dignity and uniqueness of the people I support. I will recognize each person I support as valuable and help others understand their value.
As a DSP, I will assist the people I support to develop and maintain relationships.
As a DSP, I will assist the people I support to direct the course of their own lives.
As a DSP, I will advocate with the people I support for justice, inclusion, and full community participation.