In Indiana, more than 19,000 people with physical and developmental disabilities rely on Direct Support Professionals for essential support with employment, connections within their community and basic health and safety needs. DSPs require a broad range of skills, knowledge and compassion in order to successfully provide these services to individuals living with disabilities. In celebration of DSP Recognition Week, Alex Drenth was presented with the 2013 Diamond Award from Janus Developmental Services, Inc.
“We are glad to take this week to celebrate the contributions of the valued DSPs who make so many accomplishments possible for Hoosiers with disabilities. Direct Support Professionals tirelessly advocate for those with disabilities as they provide a level of compassion and hope that is both inspiring and acknowledged,” Janus President Connie F. Sanders stated.
As a dedicated staff member, Drenth provides exceptional services, care and support to participants in the Janus Doorways program. Her skills and compassion positively impact the lives of the many individuals participating in services at Janus. According to officials, Drenth’s co-workers consider her to be a valuable team member who is always willing to lend a helping hand to everyone at Janus.
For more information about Janus programs and services, contact Christina Sorensen at 773-8781 or visit www.janus-inc.org.