PIERRE, SD -
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is recognizing workers who provide hands-on support and training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The governor says there are more than 3,700 direct support professionals who work with more than 4,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in programs across South Dakota. He says those workers provide publicly funded support that helps people with disabilities lead meaningful and productive lives.
The support workers help people find jobs, volunteer opportunities and recreational and religious activities.
The governor has proclaimed Sept. 8-14 as Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week in South Dakota. A variety of programs, activities and ceremonies will take place in the state.
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