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The Power of Direct Care; Agency Recognizes Work of DSP Team

The Power of Direct Care; Agency Recognizes Work of DSP Team

Categories: Advocacy, Agency Excellence, Blog, Featured News, Leadership

With warmth and gratitude, the agency celebrated National Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) Week highlighting DSPs’ essential contributions to people with developmental disabilities and our community on the week of September 13. Throughout this pandemic, DSPs have made a meaningful impact on the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Because of them, the agency is able to achieve our mission: empowering people to live fulfilling lives, together with family – friends – community.

To celebrate DSPs’ achievements, directors planned on-site celebrations, gift baskets and delicious meals were sent, community members shared their thanks on social media, and team members wrote essays recognizing their colleagues.

Staff across AHRC residences and day hab sites took time to celebrate, this week. Directors stopped by with warm words of encouragement, thanks and gifts.


Words of Thanks
Friends and colleagues across the agency shared their thanks.

-Thank You From Behavior Intervention Specialist Soosan Happel. Read here.

-Thank You From the AHRC East Meadow Art Gallery Hub Site. Read here.

Thank you letter from Marianne Carinelli about the care for her daughter

Delicious Meals and Tasty Treats
For DSP Week, Café 230 prepared meals for approximately 30 AHRC houses, while day program administrators prepared gift basket to give to day sites and DSP staff.