Week of September 11, 2011: Michigan Direct Support Professionals WeekDate: September 11, 2011 - September 18, 2011
Time: All Day Event
WHEREAS, direct support professionals include care workers, personal assistants, attendants, in-home support workers and paraprofessionals; and,
WHEREAS, daily, these well-trained, "hands-on" workers provide dedicated support services to persons with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities; and,
WHEREAS, direct support professionals remain the backbone of community supports and services as they are responsible for the health, safety and emotional well-being of the individuals that they care for; and,
WHEREAS, during this week, we recognize the vital role direct support professionals play in Michigan and we thank these workers for their dedicated service to individuals and families in need;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim the week of September 11, 2011 as Michigan Direct Support Professionals Week.