Celebrate Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week! (Part 2)

Sunday marked the first day of Direct Support Recognition Professionals (DSP) Week (September 11-17, 2016), a time for The Foundling to recognize the dedication and accomplishments among our DSP staff who have devoted their careers to the care and support of others. Below are Direct Support Professionals from The Foundling’s Developmental Disabilities Division based in the Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan and Rockland and Orange Counties who have consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty, and shown tireless commitment to the individuals in our care.


Bronx and Roosevelt Island

Tavon C. not only has an excellent relationship with the individuals in his care, but with their families as well. His creativity never seems to stop flowing, and he’s always thinking of new ways to improve upon an individual’s strengths. His energy is contagious and endless in his daily tasks. Tavon is an individual’s number one cheerleader!


Carol S. is extremely dedicated to the individuals in her care. Through thick and thin, Carol is there. She ensures that each and every individual’s needs are met and advocates for them as if they were her own family.


Rockland and Westchester County

Monique R. (pictured below) continually places what is best for the individuals she assists above everything else. She ensures they are well cared for and that everything is running smoothly in the house she works at.  Monique has quickly become a favorite among the individuals and this is evident by the smiles on their faces!




Rosie B. has been with The Foundling for a year, but it seems like he has always been a part of our community.  He is very friendly and attentive to each person he meets. Rosie also teaches the individuals in his care how to cook healthy meals. He is very patient and breaks down each step of the recipe so everyone understands and learns as they cook their meals.

We can’t say it enough, THANK YOU to all our Direct Support Professionals for your compassion, care and hard work! Want to learn more about the DSP honorees from Part 1 of the blog series?

Click here.

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