As part of the observance of the 75th anniversary of Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the organization is celebrating Direct Support Professional Recognition Week by recognizing Direct Support Professionals with the longest tenure in serving people with disabilities, seniors and their families.
The Direct Support Professionals were identified from each program in Easterseals’ statewide locations.
“We are honored to recognize the longevity and dedication of this amazing group of DSPs. Congratulations and thank you for your many years of service,” Kenan Sklenar, Easterseals President/CEO, said. “DSPs are an essential resource for people with disabilities and their families. Easterseals is proud of all our DSPs and the work they do each day to provide the critical support of the people we serve.”
Direct Support Professionals being recognized this year for the dedication and passion they bring to their work and the people with disabilities and seniors are: Kim Edmonds (32 years - Supported Employment Services in Georgetown); Nicole Everett (21 years –Lifeskills program in Dover); Angie Ganges (22 years - Prevocational Services in Newark); Kristi Hughes, (16 years – Day Services for adults with intellectual disabilities in New Castle); and Ebony Keaton (15 years - Adult Day Services in Georgetown).
Direct Support Professional Recognition Week is held annually in September that honors the dedicated Direct Support Professional workforce and highlights the essential work done to support people with disabilities across the country so they can lead more independent lives. This year Direct Support Professional Recognition Week is observed Sept. 10-16.