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Highlights of DSP Recognition Week 2019

This week we honored our amazing Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and the work they do daily to support our individuals. They are literally the backbone of our agency and the heart and soul of all we do.

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Siblings as Caregivers

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are living longer and often expected to outlive parents who have provided for them and made all decisions concerning their care. When this happens, responsibility for the individual’s well-being falls upon a sibling or other designated family member. Although it’s hoped that families establish an advanced plan for care of the individual, frequently there is no plan in place.

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Spotlight on Carolyn Newton, DSP

Carolyn Newton’s smile and positive outlook has been an integral part of her position as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) at Opengate since 2013. She works with a contagious enthusiasm that is felt among those she cares for as well as her co-workers.

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Spotlight on Julie Payne, DSP

Julie Payne has recognized the worthiness and dignity of each individual in her care for over 10 years as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) at Opengate.

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Honoring Direct Support Professionals

(*highlighting some of our honored Direct Support Professionals) September 10-17, 2017 Opengate joins other organizations to celebrate Direct Support Professionals Week honoring DSPs for choosing a career that enriches the lives of individuals with disabilities. Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are

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