Across the country we interact with people just like you; those taking a direct role in their in-home services and supports. Our community shares a common awareness to the need we have to support and appreciate each other. We invite you to learn about the ways CDCN is strengthening support and delivering appreciation through the Peer Network and DSP Appreciation.
We believe we can achieve more together
We are excited to have a Peer Network available that Consumer Direct Care Network participants, authorized representatives, and Direct Support Professionals (caregivers) can join. The Peer Network allows members to learn about news and events in their community, participate in Direct Support Professionals appreciation efforts, and provide feedback on Consumer Direct Care Network services/systems.
Direct Support Professional Appreciation
We salute the 4,500,000+ direct support professionals (DSP) who provide the services needed for individuals with disabilities and older adults to maintain independence at home and in the community. Caregiving is often challenging work that is not glamorous, recognized, or highly paid. Nevertheless, it is this work that helps individuals live the life they want. The work of DSPs makes accessing basic civil rights possible, including going to school, getting a job, and participating in the community.