Person-centered supports: As a DSP, my first allegiance is to the person I support; all other activities and functions I perform flow from this allegiance.
Promoting physical and emotional well-being: As a DSP, I am responsible for supporting the emotional, physical and personal well-being of the individuals receiving support while being attentive and energetic in reducing their risk of harm.
Integrity and responsibility: As a DSP, I will support the mission and vitality of my profession to assist people in leading self-directed lives and to foster a spirit of partnership with the people I support, other professionals and the community.
Confidentiality: As A DSP, I will safeguard and respect the confidentiality and privacy of the people I support.
Justice, fairness and equity: As a DSP, I will promote and practice justice, fairness and equity for the people I support and the community as a whole. I will affirm the human and civil rights and responsibilities of the people I support.
Respect: As a DSP, I will respect the human dignity and uniqueness of the people I support. I will recognize each person I support as valuable and help others understand their value.
Relationships: As a DSP, I will assist the people I support to develop and maintain relationships.
Self-determination: As A DSP, I will assist the people I support to direct the course of their own lives.
Advocacy: As a DSP, I will advocate with the people I support for justice, inclusion and full community participation.