Eva Aguirre, president and CEO of New Danville nonprofit

During the week of September 12 – 18, New Danville will celebrate the National Direct Support Professional Week. This is a great opportunity to highlight our dedicated and innovative direct support staff.  Our Direct Support Professionals make up about 45% of New Danville’s workforce and are the backbone of our services. Their expertise and compassion play a critical role in the lives of the men and women we support. These front line professionals are the heart of our organization. The assistance and interactions they provide help people living with intellectual disabilities to engage fully within their community and experience meaningful and productive lives.

We are very proud and grateful for the contributions of all of our DSPs for making a tremendous difference in the lives of the people we serve.  Our DSPs inspire us each day with their passion, patience, and creativity.  Please join us in showing your appreciation for these dedicated professionals colleagues working on the front lines, not only this week, but each and every day.

We thank our Direct Support Professionals for their dedication and commitment to New Danville’s mission in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live their best life.

I’d also like to take a moment to note that September is Spina Bifida Awareness month, as well as September 4th is Word Cerebral Palsy Day.  Both of these conditions may cause considerable limitations or cognitive impairment and are shared by some of the adults at New Danville.  Yet another reason to highlight the caring and dedicated professionals that strive to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

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