September 9, 2014
Dear Fellow Hoosiers:
This week is Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week. I would like to recognize and
thank all of the Direct Support Professionals who support individuals with intellectual and
developmental disabilities throughout the State of Indiana. These Hoosiers have a heart for
service and come alongside those with disabilities in our communities every day. Thanks to
their dedication and commitment, people with disabilities in Indiana receive the support and
services they so deserve.
As many of you know and appreciate, Direct Support Professionals play several roles in
supporting the individuals served by the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services.
Direct Support Professionals are mentors, confidantes, teachers, motivators, facilitators, and
advocates who empower individuals with disabilities to live successfully in the communities
So this week and every week, we thank all of the Direct Support Professionals who do so
much to improve the lives of our fellow Hoosiers living with intellectual and developmental
Michael R. Pence
Governor of Indiana