Direct Support Personnel

Direct Support Personnel Implements Personalized Care Plans

The Direct Support Personnel (DSP) supports a child or adult with an intellectual or developmental disability to increase their personal self-determination and improve their own independence.

Direct Support Personnel Home Based Support Services include:

  • Consistency in personal care routines
  • Teaching the individual to acquire new skills and refine existing ones in the area of personal care tasks and other activities of daily living, communication, decision-making and socialization
  • Education to individuals so they can make informed decisions and advocate for themselves
  • Exploration of an individual’s strengths and build support to assist the individual achieve their goals
  • Reminders of how to do activities when they are physically capable of doing them
  • Documentation of health care, mental health or behavioral needs and related maintenance needs
  • Transportation to doctor’s appointment, pick up prescriptions and groceries, shopping, visiting family and friends or pursuing recreational activities and community inclusion activities
  • Confidentiality and informed consent


The Ace Difference

Ace Human Services is a professional home services agency that helps children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve and maintain their maximum level of independence.

Our experienced team provides hands-on support with intellectual, emotional, social and physical functioning in the individual's home or in a community setting.

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Ace Human Services

Chicago Area Office
900 Skokie Blvd.
Northbrook, IL 60062

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Phone: (847) 513-9555
Fax: (847) 480-5720

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