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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 they choose.
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 disabilities.
Michael R. Pence Governor of Indiana