Our DSPs Are VIPs

Rocia Terry (R) declares Theresa Williams (L) the victor in this game.

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week happened in September, and we celebrated our DSPs with fun and games, gifts and treats.

Direct Support Professionals not only assist people with disabilities in their daily activities, they help provide empowerment, independence, and inclusion to all the people they serve. Our participants at the Frazer Center develop relationships with their DSPs, who accompany them into the community for social, cultural, educational, volunteer, and employment opportunities. Our DSPs are at the heart of what we do at Frazer.

Program Coordinator Rocia Terry says she has come to believe that those who are drawn to work with people with developmental disabilities have a special heart. They genuinely care about others, and they push others to live to their full potential. They have patience, compassion, and strong listening skills. And they show up, providing consistency and a sense of security in the lives of those they work with. If that makes a person special, then yes, Direct Support Professionals are special people.

Some of our DSPs have been on our team for many years. Theresa Williams will celebrate her 18th anniversary with Frazer this month. She says she learns from our participants as they learn from her. The greatest gift she gets from working with people with developmental disabilities is seeing them accomplish their goals.

Our DSPs are a gift to us, and we are so grateful to all of them for playing such a vital role in our community!

DSPs preparing for a game of Caterpillar

The competition in the Ping Pong Relay was fierce!

Three cheers for our DSPs!

Just a token of our appreciation