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During Direct Support Professional Recognition Week (September 8-14, 2019), we salute the more than 4.4 million Direct Support Professionals (DSP) who provide services for individuals with disabilities and older adults. This is often challenging work that is not glamorous, well recognized, or highly paid. Nevertheless, it is work that...

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Nominate Your Caregiver

Announcements| DSP Appreciation

Is your caregiver the Direct Support Professional (DSP) of the Year? We want to know about it! Consumer Direct Care Network understands how important DSPs are to helping people maximize their independence in their homes and community. Across the nation, dedicated DSPs provide essential caregiving and give individuals the...

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2019 Anchorage Citywide Cleanup Week


For 51 years, the Anchorage Chamber has helped preserve the cleanliness and beauty of its city through the Citywide Cleanup Week. Once again, the Consumer Direct Care Network Anchorage team participated in the cleanup. This year, their team name was the “TrashBusters.” Volunteers came together to collect millions of...

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Narcan Training


On October 20th, 2018, the Kenai Public Health Center took a big step and presented the first community emergency preparedness distribution and education drive-thru drill. Our very own Consumer Direct Care Network (CDCN) Alaska team members, Tiffney Carlson and Kyla Besse, shined as they volunteered their time and became trained educators...

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Earthquake: Who We Are


As everyone has probably heard, Alaska was struck by a devastating 7.0 earthquake on Friday, Nov 30th at 8:29 am. The entire Consumer Direct Care Network (CDCN) Alaska team was in Anchorage for our annual two days all staff training. First, let me tell you that all of us...

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Disability vote & what it means


“Vote as if your life depends on it… because it does.” – Justin Dart. This quote not only emphasizes our responsibility to exercise our civil right to vote, it also communicates that securing our rights and freedoms is a continued effort. Preserving the dignity of all people and defining...

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DSP Week!

DSP Appreciation

During Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week, we salute the 4,500,000+ direct support professionals (DSP) who provide the services needed for individuals with disabilities and older adults to maintain independence at home and in the community. This is often challenging work that is not glamorous, recognized, or highly paid. Nevertheless,...

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DSP of the Year!

Announcements| DSP Appreciation| Services

We are pleased to announce Johnny Cartwright as one of our 2018 Direct Support Professionals of the Year for his outstanding abilities to provide support services. Johnny works with a young man named Logan; Johnny and Logan have been a team for four years, working together to tackle the...

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ADA 28th Anniversary


Today marks the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is legislation that set out to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy equal access in all areas of public life. This includes equal access to jobs, schools, transportation and all places that are open to...