Direct support professionals help individuals with physical and mental disabilities to live meaningful,
productive lives in their communities and to avoid costly institutional services. They build close relationships
with the people they serve, who rely on them for assistance with tasks such as eating, bathing, dressing, taking
medications, overcoming mobility issues, and attending school, work, religious, and recreational activities.
We join the the State of Texas and communities across the nation in extending profound thanks to those
who accept this demanding yet rewarding role, for their contributions are indispensable to countless of their fellow citizens.
Direct support professionals enhance the lives of tens of thousands of Texans. Please join the
Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) in observing Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week
and honoring these workers’ vital contributions to the people of our state.
More information can be found here.