The DDA is forever grateful and appreciative of Direct
Support Professionals (DSPs). DSPs are the
DDA’s front line supports for the people we support. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) global
pandemic, each day, they are asked to make difficult decisions balancing
the best interests of their family, community members, and those we support. Especially during this critical time, it is
important for staff to practice self-care.
Below is information and additional resources for that may be
home and practicing social distancing can leave you feeling antsy. To ensure you and those you are supporting are
able to stay active, while gyms, playgrounds and other activities are closed,
we have compiled a list of activities you can do at home to keep you up and
stuck inside with little to nothing to do can cause anxiety, depression or
feeling isolated. We’ve compiled a list
of activities and other entertainment to keep everyone feeling engaged in their
local (or sometimes not local) communities.
The National Alliance for Direct Support
Professionals (NADSP) created a tool kit with self-care information and
additional resources for Direct Support Professionals. The tool kit
contains free webinars, handouts and links to additional online resources. The
toolkit can be found at here!
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