Heroes

The 2022 NJACP DSP Heroes Recognition Award

About the Award

NJACP and its members have always been keenly aware of the importance of DSPs and the important role they play in the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. With the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the spring of 2020, it quickly became obvious that our direct care staff were regularly demonstrating heroic levels of selflessness and compassion on the job as they provided care for the individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities they served.

NJACP and its members decided to celebrate and honor Direct Support Professionals at a special virtual event during DSP week in September 2020.  The NJACP DSP Heroes Recognition Award came to be.  It was such a positive and uplifting event.  And as the pandemic persisted, stories of the endless selfless efforts of DSPs to provide support for those in their care across the state continued to be heard. During an unprecedented and dark time in history, they were beacons. With the dedication, endless sacrifices and enduring commitment of Direct Support Professionals, DSP’s everywhere continue to prove every day that they really are Heroes. 2022 marks the 3rd year the award will be given.

This year, NJACP is delighted to celebrate one staff member in a Direct Support Role from our various member agencies who has truly gone above and beyond the call of duty. While many DSPs are all deserving, each agency has been limited to one nomination.

NJACP would like to thank the following Sponsors for their generosity to the DSP Heroes event:

DSP Champions:

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health NJ (the event platform sponsor) ● Enable NJ (the digital program sponsor)

Heroes Promoters:

Avidd Community Services of NJDepartment for Persons with Disabilities, Diocese of PatersonElwyn NJ ● Quality Management Services, Inc.

Heroes Supporters:

Oaks Integrated CareServ Achievement Center

Heroes Ally:

Eden Autism ServicesJESPY HouseJewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled of Metrowest, Inc. ● The P.I.L.O.T. Services

Heroes Appreciator:

Alternatives, Inc.Everas Community ServicesTarrytown Expocare PharmacyThe Occupational Training Center of Burlington County

NJACP would also like to thank the following advertisers:

21 Plus, Inc. ● Allies, Inc. ● Alternatives Inc. ● Arlington Heritage Group ● Avidd Community Services of NJ ● Bancroft ● Beacon (Keystone Community Services) ● Butler Human Services ● DCM Associates ● Delta T Group ● Department for Persons with Disabilities, Diocese of Paterson ● Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health NJ ● Eden Autism ● Elwyn NJ ● Enable Inc. ● Everas Community Services ● eVero Corporation ●  Interstate Fleet Services ● JESPY House ● Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled of Metrowest NJ ● Kelsch Associates of NJ ● Matthijssen Business Systems ● Meeker Sharkey & Hurley ● Mercadien ● Midland Adult Services ● MobilityWorks ● NJ Institute for Disabilities ● Oaks Integrated Care ● Primepoint HRMS & Payroll ● Quality Management Associates ● Relias ● ResCare ● Rue Insurance ● Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP ● Staples ● SERV Achievement Centers ● Tarrytown Expocare Pharmacy ● The Occupational Training Center of Burlington County ● The P.I.L.O.T. Services.

And lastly, NJACP values the continued support of its Strategic Partners, whose generosity makes not only this event possible, but supports all of NJACP’s events, and helps make webinars and other training possible:

Arlington Heritage GroupButler Human ServicesDCM AssociatesDelta T GroupeVero CorporationInterstate Fleet ServicesMatthijssen Business SystemsMeeker Sharkey & HurleyMercadienMobilityWorksReliasRue InsuranceSchenck, Price, Smith & King, LLPStaplesTarrytown Expocare Pharmacy

Thank-you to everyone who submitted a video for this event:

Kaylee McGuire, Deputy Commissioner, DHS

Jonathan Seifried, DHS Assistant Commissioner, DDD

M. Teresa Ruiz, NJ Senate Majority Leader (D-29)

Lou Greenwald, Assembly Majority Leader (D-6)

State Senator Joe Vitale (D-19)

Dan Benson, Assemblyman (D-14

State Senator Bob Singer (R-30)

 

To download the ad show, click here.

To download the event recording, click here.

To download the digital program, click here.

NJACP 2022 Heroes

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