Direct Support Professional Week

SPIN Celebrates Direct Support Professional Week at The Norcom Community Center

September 9-15, 2012 is National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week. This is an opportunity SPIN takes to honor our direct support workforce and the tremendous difference they make each day in the lives of the individuals we support.  On Monday a kickoff event was held at the Norcom Community Center, where many people spoke about the importance of DSPs and the fabulous work they do every day.  Among the speakers from SPIN were Kathy Brown McHale, President and CEO, Judy Dotzman, Executive Director, and Joanne Leonard, Board Trustee.  SPIN was also pleased to have our partners in the legislature make the time to attend our event and thank our Direct Support Professionals for all the hard work they do to make a difference in people’s lives.  We are thankful to State Representative, Gene DiGirolamo, Chief of Staff Daniel Lodise, from State Representative Brendan Boyle's Office and Chief of Staff Seth Kaplan from State Representative Kevin Boyle for taking the time out of their busy schedules to be a part of such an event.  A "video note of thanks" was also shown, with messages from many other people throughout the organization.  Events continue to take place throughout the week and thank you notes were sent to all SPIN DSPs.  Kathy Brown McHale also prepared a video message which again thanks SPIN’s DSPs.  This video was posted on SPIN’s portal and is also available on our website.   As a final gesture all SPIN’s managers and administrators are wearing green ribbons to show their support for our DSPs.  If you see a DSP, please be sure to take a moment to thank them.


Direct Support Professional Recognition Week
Agenda of Activity

1:00 – 2:00
Join in the Kick Off Celebration at NCC:

* State Representative Gene DiGirolamo will congratulate SPIN’s Direct Support Professionals Chief Staff, for Brendan Boyle, Dan Lodise and Chief of Staff for Kevin Boyle, Seth Kaplan will present a Citation from the Commonwealth of PA.

* A Thank You presentation  along with a video will be a part of the activities

* Light refreshments will be served (a celebration cake, of course!)
Health Services Department will offer a small token of appreciation in the triage area

Stop by the Finance/IT Departments for an afternoon snack – delicious soft pretzels

Behavioral and Developmental Services, Community Access and Professional Development will have light, healthy snacks throughout the day, and a special treat made especially for you by the Human Resources Department 

SPIN West will have soft pretzels available all day (8am – 6pm) at the Vernon Road office.

Visit the Corporate Office or Norcom Community Center for a cup of coffee and a donut or healthy breakfast treat from 9am to 11am

Behavioral and Developmental Services, Community Access and Professional Development will have an additional day of light, healthy snacks.

Video Message of Thanks from Kathy Brown McHale



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