eVero’s 2023 DSP Recognition Week Contest

Nominate a Direct Support Professional by clicking the link below to enter them into a raffle for a $100 Amazon gift card!

Each September, our community comes together to celebrate the Direct Support Professionals (DSP) who make such an important impact in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The work of a DSP is complex and highly specialized, as they support every aspect of an individual’s daily life on a unique, person-by-person basis. These unsung heroes act as a lifeline for people with disabilities under normal circumstances.

In celebration of this year’s DSP Recognition Week, eVero will select 10 DSPs at random to win $100 Amazon gift cards. Please click below to access the nomination form and let us know a little bit about your favorite DSP!

Nominations for 2023 are closed

  • 2 winners will be randomly selected each day from September 11-15, 2023
  • Winners’ names will be announced each day on this blog post and our social media accounts to further highlight the outstanding work of these individuals.


2023 DSP  Recognition Week Winners

Beth McCue, Halo -“she always has time for them and treats them with the utmost love and respect”

Joshua Vasquez, AVSP – “He shows up everyday and is able to make their life so much better

Dalana Akins, Racker – ” Dalana is able to read signals and can make them comfortable in potentially uncomfortable situations. She can understand their wants and needs despite their verbal limitations.

Brian Carmona, Yedei Chesed – “Brian has been a wonderful support for them. He makes sure that they feel safe and supported so that they feel brave enough to try to things-new activities, new projects, new lessons.”

Nicholas Auletti, East End Disability – “Nick is compassionate, patient, very kind and understanding… I trust him very much to always do what’s best for them

Diana Barresi, PCCS – “Diana’s unwavering dedication, adaptability, creativity, and meticulous attention to detail make her an exceptional partner…and we are grateful for her work and presence in their life.”

Ryan Heimbach, Advocates – “Ryan is not just a DSP to our them, he has become teacher, mentor and friend. He goes out of his way to ensure that they are loved and cared for as if they were his own”

Jordynn Miller, AIM Services -” Jordynn has worked with us for over 10 years. Every single time she arrives at our home she is ready to work. Nothing is ever too much or an issue.”

Claudia Boddy, Advocacy and Resource Center – “In five years time she has NEVER called out, missed a shift, special event. She goes above and beyond… She deserves the highest of recognition.

Dezery Heron-Kerr, YAI – “She gives her all daily to ensure the needs of the people we support are met. She cares genuinely about their wellbeing. She ensures that the people live a healthy life by attending medical appointments, cooking delicious and healthy meals, making the home a comfortable, clean and safe place to live.