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1st Choice Family Services honors direct support professionals (DSPs) who
make the choice to serve those with developmental disabilities
Columbus, OH September 20, 2021- 1st Choice Family Services (1CFS), dedicated to
providing essential and uncompromising direct support professional services to those
with developmental disabilities in Ohio, is celebrating September as DSP month by
offering thank yous of special lunches and gifts to its DSPs.
Direct support professionals are currently in short supply within Ohio . Recent focus has
been on this situation and increasing interest in the profession. Many providers are
involved in intense recruitment efforts and services like DSPOhio have been launched in

direct response to the challenge facing the state’s developmental disabilities system –
the need to increase the DSP workforce. Those serving the developmental disability
community believe little remains known and understood about DSPs outside of the
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) System and this adds into the DSP
shortage.
People with developmental disabilities rely on the assistance of direct support
professionals to help them with activities of daily living that range from eating to personal
grooming, helping make sure medication is administered and ensuring additional support
to the medical and healthcare needs of each individual.
1st Choice Family Services believes all people, and especially those with developmental
disabilities, have the right to decide how they want to live their lives and its DSPs are the
key to making sure this happens while helping to increase informed decision-making and
independent living for its clients.
The focus on DSPs in September is one way to help elevate all direct support
professionals and draw attention to the need for others to join this group of needed and
giving professionals.

About 1st Choice Family Services
1st Choice Family Services supports people with developmental disabilities by
connecting them to expert direct support professionals who help them overcome
challenges and live their best lives. With over 14 years of experience of providing
clients with Developmental Disability Services, 1st Choice Family Services is
dedicated to providing uncompromising quality service that addresses each
client’s specialized needs. https://www.1stchoicefamilyservices.org/

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