CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership

Honor a DSP • Submit a Story

Share stories about how DSPs support people to achieve their personally-defined outcomes!

To celebrate the 2017 DSP Recognition Week, which occurs from September 10th through September 16th, CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership and The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) are encouraging people receiving supports and provider organizations to submit stories about Direct Support Professionals who are using Personal Outcome Measures® to help people achieve their personally-defined outcomes. If your story is selected, it will be shared on CQL's website and social media pages. You will be able to preview the story prior to it being published online. In 2016, these success stories highlighted numerous DSPs who are using the Personal Outcome Measures® and supporting people to reach their goals. 

Stories must demonstrate the use of CQL’s Personal Outcome Measures®

For people receiving supports:

  • Think of a goal you shared with others using CQL’s Personal Outcome Measures®
  • Identify a DSP who supported you to achieve that goal
  • Write a story or record a video about the achievement of this outcome

Be sure to include:

  • Your name and the name of the DSP 
  • The goal that was achieved
  • How Personal Outcome Measures® helped identify and understand the goal
  • Specific details about supports that were provided to achieve the goal
  • What it means for your quality of life
  • Pictures sharing the achievement of the outcome

For provider organizations:

  • Think of a person receiving supports who used CQL’s Personal Outcome Measures® to identify a goal that was important to them
  • Identify a DSP who supported them to achieve that goal
  • Write a story or record a video about the achievement of this outcome

Be sure to include:

  • The name of the DSP and the person supported
  • The goal that was achieved
  • How Personal Outcome Measures® helped identify and understand the goal
  • Specific details about supports that were provided to achieve the goal
  • What it means for quality of life
  • Pictures sharing the achievement of the outcome


Send your stories (or questions) to:

communications@thecouncil.org


*The deadline for submitting your story is September 5th, 2017*


Key Considerations:

1) Permission from the person supported

  • Are they comfortable with the story being shared?

2) Respect of Confidentiality

  • Does certain identifying information need to be changed or altered?

3) Permission from the DSP

  • Are they comfortable with the story being shared?