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Professional Recognition Week recognized

Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018

Pathfinder Services gave a thank you gift to over 270 employees in honor of National Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week September 9 to 15. The gift was a small way to thank the direct support professionals who provide services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community.

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week is part of the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) National Advocacy Campaign, whose mission is to advance the ability of their members in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to fully participate in their communities.

Sandy Wing, director of Pathfinder Community Supports stated, “Our Direct Support Professionals are the heart of our organization, providing day-to-day care, support and friendship for those we serve. We are appreciative of the work that these professionals do to enrich the lives of the individuals we serve. This national week of recognition gives us an opportunity to once again say thank you for their contributions, dedication and the important relationships they build.”

The gift was a hooded sweatshirt featuring the artwork of individuals served by the Creative Abilities Art Studio in Huntington.  The sweatshirt features the saying, “With heart and helping hands, we can accomplish anything together.”  The sweatshirts were provided by Pathfinder OutSource Manufacturing which offers customized gift options including shirts, mugs, key chains, glass frames and more.

Shown in the photo is Kim Wood, left, as she presents a sweatshirt to Becki Bridenthal.