Purpose of the Award
The DSP Award for Excellence 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 recipient of this award receives a plaque and a cash award of $100.
Criteria for Selection
The DSP Award for Excellence is given annually 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.
All nominations must include:
- Statement (up to 1,000 words) outlining your reasons for nominating the candidate for consideration for this award. For example: how has this individual’s role as a DSP been exemplary, what makes him/her special
- The candidate’s resume or employment/education history
- Candidate’s contact information, including name, address, and email address
- Nominator’s name and contact information
Submit your nominations via the form below or by email with all requirements attached in PDF or MS Word format to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 – Frances Scott, NADD-DSP
2020 – Tracey Johnson
2019 – Rebecca Rodrigues, NADD-DSP
2018 – Kimberly Beattie
2017 – Ryan Trihey
2016 – Inocencio Albrincoles
2015 – Rosemary Cruz
2014 – Abby Hyndowitz
2013 – April E