Caregiver Celebrates, Honors Direct Support Professionals During 2019 DSP Recognition Week


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(Fort Worth, TX…) Mark Lashley, President and CEO of Caregiver, Inc., a leading provider of services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), and his company are honoring their 3,250 Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) across four states during the week of September 8, 2019, designated as DSP Recognition Week.

“DSP Week is a great time for us to pause and thank our front-line team members who care for our individuals 24 hours per day, 365 days per year,” said Lashley. “Caregiver’s DSPs are the most compassionate, hardest working people you will ever meet, and we are grateful for everything they do to help our individuals live the best, most independent lives possible.”

During the week beginning September 8 through 14, Caregiver and its branded affiliates in Texas, Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio will hold a variety of events and thank-you activities with area DSPs. In Tennessee, Governor Bill Lee has proclaimed Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week; his special proclamation includes language about DSP’s professionalism and empathy for the individuals and families they support. The proclamation notes that “…communities are strengthened and enriched by the inclusion of all members of society, including people with disabilities.”

“It’s our honor to shine a light on the men and women who care directly for our individuals,” concluded Lashley. “They are deserving of our utmost respect and support.”

About Caregiver

Caregiver, Inc., is a privately held company with over 3500 employees within the headquarters support group and branded affiliates in four states. They provide a wide range of intermediate, home and community care services to nearly 2800 individuals who qualify as developmentally or intellectually disabled or are impacted by related conditions. Formed in 2015, Caregiver headquarters are at 4800 Overton Plaza, Suite 440, Fort Worth, Texas 76109; (800) 299-5161. Visit


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