Dear Members,

It’s that time of year again! September 9th – 15th is Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week. As you may know, the last two years the bFair2DirectCare Coalition celebrated this observance by sharing profiles of DSPs on social media. This year we’re doing things a little bit differently.

Help us shine a light on these amazing individuals by submitting thank you letters or videos to DSPs from the individuals they support and/or their families. The letters can be typed out digitally or hand written (photographed or scanned). Another great option is to submit a video of DSPs receiving and reading the thank you letters! Please include a high-quality photograph with every submission, unless you choose to submit a video clip.

Please submit the thank you letters and videos to Ashlee Casper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by end of day on Friday, September 9th.  And please cc:  me as well at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A sample hand written letter is below for your reference.click here to access

Wini

Winifred Schiff, Associate Executive Director for Legislative Affairs

InterAgency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies, Inc.

150 West 30th Street  15th floor

New York, NY  10001

o-212-645-6360 * c-917-750-1497

www.iacny.org