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Celebrating Successes in the NADSP E-Badge Academy

Celebrating Successes in the NADSP E-Badge Academy

Categories: Agency Excellence, Featured News

AHRC employees engaged in the NADSP E-Badge AcademyPlease join us in congratulating AHRC’s over 60 enrolled learners who are actively engaged in the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) E-Badge Academy. Made possible by a grant from NY State’s Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), this national certification program offers direct support professionals (DSPs) and frontline supervisors (FLS) the opportunity to earn stackable electronic badges leading to credentialing and a bonus.

Last week, Alison Pingelski, Acting Associate Commissioner, OPWDD; Ryan Cox, Director of Workforce Development & Talent Acquisition, OPWDD; and Kathy Brown, NYS E-Badge Academy Administrator, NADSP, joined agency leadership to celebrate the nearly 90 E-Badge learners across AHRC’s family of organizations, including Citizens Options Unlimited and Brookville Center for Children’s Services. Learners were commended for their commitment to professional development and excellence in supporting people to receive the best possible supports and achieve their personal outcomes.

A special shout out to Paula Reinertsen, DSP, and Lisa Moosmueller, Frontline Supervisor, who completed the highest badge level, Level III. Also, thank you to Vanessa Wright, Learning & Professional Specialist, and Tiajuana Gardner, DSP, for sharing their E-Badge experiences.