NADD DSP Award for Excellence

Purpose of Award

This prestigious Award is given annually to acknowledge a Direct Support Professional (DSP) whose contribution to supporting people who live in our communities has resulted in significant improvement in the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health needs. The 2015 award will be presented at the NADD 32th Annual Conference & Exhibit Show in San Francisco, California, November 18-20, 2015.

Criteria for Selection

The award will be given to a Direct Support Professional whose dedication, advocacy, compassion, competence, person-centered approaches and collaboration results in improved quality of life, health and wellness, and/or opportunities for person(s) with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit:

  1. A one to two page statement indicating reasons for nominating candidate for consideration for this award, for example: how has this individual’s role as a DSP been exemplary, what makes him/her special.
  2. The candidate’s resume or employment/education history
  3. Candidate’s contact information, including name, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address
  4. Nominator’s contact information, including name, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address

Please submit your nomination by September 24, 2015 to:

NADD, 132 Fair Street, Kingston, NY 12401-4802
Email: info@thenadd.org

Past NADD DSP Award for Excellence Recipients

2013 – April El
2014 – Abby Hnydowitz
2015 – Rosemary Cruz