DSP Award for Excellence

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 $100.00. The award will be presented during the 38th Annual NADD Virtual Conference, December 1-3, 2021.

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.

Submission Guidelines

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

Nomination Deadline: October 26, 2021

Submit your nominations via the form below or by email with all requirements attached in PDF or MS Word format to: awards@thenadd.org

Past Recipients

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 El

Nominator

Details of the person submiting the nomination.

Nominee Information

Details about the person being nominated.
For example: how has this individual’s role as a DSP been exemplary, what makes him/her special
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