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DSPs Utilizing CQL's Personal Outcome Measures®

To celebrate Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, which occurs in the middle of September, CQL and NADSP encourage people receiving supports and provider organizations to submit stories about Direct Support Professionals who are empowering others to achieve personally-defined outcomes. Below is a listing of the stories that were featured during this week. You can learn how DSPs utilized Personal Outcome Measures® to help support people to pursue their dreams.

 

2018 DSP RECOGNITION WEEK STORIES

 

Bradley Bargelski: An Education Advocate

Bradley Bargelski: An Education Advocate

Bradley used the Personal Outcome Measures® to learn more about one person's goals and dreams involving college and resulting educational success. Learn More>>

 

 

Frances Nyepan: Lighting Fireworks In People's Lives

Frances Nyepan: Lighting Fireworks In People's Lives

One woman who Frances supports wanted to attend the 4th of July fireworks, but had been unsuccessful in the past due to her routine. Learn More>>

 

 

Christine Williams: Advancing Volunteer Involvement

Christine Williams: Advancing Volunteer Involvement

Christine uses the Personal Outcome Measures® with Georgia, to learn about indicators involving community, employment, social roles, and goals. Learn More>>

 

 

Tabitha Hatten: Helping Lisa Live Her Best Life

Tabitha Hatten: Helping Lisa Live Her Best Life

Tabitha was involved in Lisa's Personal Outcome Measures® interview. She was able to hear first-hand Lisa's desire for improving quality of life. Learn More>>

 

 

Rosa Mackie: Helping Dreams Come True!

Rosa Mackie: Helping Dreams Come True!

Rosa Mackie has taken proactive steps to ensuring that Jerry's dreams and desires are understood, and steps are taken to achieve these outcomes. Learn More>>

 

 

Joanne Mineo: Supporting Kathy's Best Possible Health

Joanne Mineo: Supporting Kathy's Best Possible Health

Joanne used the Personal Outcome Measures® to understand the outcomes that Kathy wanted to achieve involving the indicator Best Possible Health. Learn More>>

 

 

Bill works hard to help promote Josh's independence

Bill Murphy: Growing a Garden of Outcomes

With especially dedicated supports by DSP Bill Murphy, Josh is working to improve his independence and opportunities. Learn More>>

 

 

Teri supports Derek in his passion for welding

Teri Alford: All's Weld That Ends Weld

Teri is an amazing DSP! Once she discovered Derek’s passion she worked very hard to find a path for him to be successful at it. Learn More>>

 

 

Tammy and Greg support outcomes across James' life

Tammy & Greg: Supporting Outcomes Across James' Life

In a Personal Outcome Measures® interview with James, DSPs Tammy and Greg were able to better understand outcomes that are important. Learn More>>

 

 

Jane supports people to create community connections

Jane Walters: Helping To Create Community Connections

Jane has used the POMs to understand the dreams and outcomes of a person she supports by learning about goals. Learn More>>

 

 

Allen supports Carl to be more independent

Allen Selby: Empowering An Independent Life

Allen Selby has been one of the DSPs working at Core Services of Northeast Tennessee, supporting Carl to explore the outcomes most important to him. Learn More>>

 

 

Kristine supports Melissa to see the Backstreet Boys in concert

Kristine Guinn: Concert of a Lifetime

Once it was discovered that Melissa's dreams was to see the Backstreet Boys, Kristine and Melissa worked to figure out how she could achieve this goal. Learn More>>

 

 

Kaddie supports someone's dream to swim

Kaddie Dixon: Diving Into Outcomes

Kaddie, a Direct Support Professional from Valiant Living, is supporting someone to reconnect with their love of swimming. Learn More>>

 

 

 

2017 DSP Recognition Week Stories


Sherease Amaya: Making a Difference in Jessica's Life

Jessica was supported by Sherease Amaya, a DSP from A First Step LLC, to teach computer skills to people with disabilities. Learn More>>

 

 

Jennifer Delikowski: Helping Robert Choose Where and With Whom to Live

With support from Jennifer, a DSP from Innovative Services, Inc., Robert was in a position to live where he chooses. Learn More>>

 

 

VICTOR PORCH: WORKING TIRELESSLY TO HELP PEOPLE ACHIEVE THEIR PERSONALLY DEFINED GOALS

Victor Porch supported Brandon to pursue on-going interests and hobbies that are personally interesting and satisfying, and to achieve greater overall physical health. Learn More>>

 

 

TAMARAH BOONE: SUPPORTING EILEEN TO MAKE AND KEEP A FRIEND

To this day, the friendship is growing and reciprocal in nature; this would not have been possible if Tamarah had not participated in CQL training and cared enough to ask questions to get to the heart of what is important to Eileen. Learn More>>

 

 


JANET BECKFORD: WALKING THE WALK!

To this day, the friendship is growing and reciprocal in nature; this would not have been possible if Tamarah had not participated in CQL training and cared enough to ask questions to get to the heart of what is important to Eileen. Learn More>>

 

 

BRANDIE THOMASON: USING POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORTS TO HELP MARIE ACHIEVE HER GOALS

Although much progress has been made, Brandie will continue to work with and assist Marie so she will be able to one day live with her mother or, at the very least, visit for extended periods of time. Learn More>>

 

 

MADICELLA MARTINEZ: HELPING LISA REACH HER PERSONAL OUTCOMES THROUGH INFORMED DECISION MAKING

Although much progress has been made, Brandie will continue to work with and assist Marie so she will be able to one day live with her mother or, at the very least, visit for extended periods of time. Learn More>>

  

 

2016 DSP Recognition Week Stories 

 

Damon Postell: Supporting Lenin To Find His Voice

Damon Postell: Supporting Lenin To Find His Voice

Lenin was supported by Damon, a DSP from The Center For Family Support, to find his creative outlet in Spoken Word Poetry. Learn More>>

 

 

Ashley Golson: Supporting Johnny To Get His Driver's License

Ashley Golson: Supporting Johnny To Get His Driver's License

Johnny identified through the Personal Outcome Measures® that he wanted to obtain his driver's license, and Ashley Golson, a DSP from Arc of Chemung, supported him to get behind the wheel. Learn More>>

 

 

Lindsay: Supporting The Unbreakable Bonds Of Friendship

Lindsay: Supporting The Unbreakable Bonds Of Friendship

Lindsay, a DSP from Community Living London, helped support Shawn to visit a friend in England for the trip of a lifetime. Learn More>>

 

Lisa Rosekrans: Connecting Families Through Personal Outcome Measures®

Lisa Rosekrans: Connecting Families Through Personal Outcome Measures®

Support Specialist Lisa Rosekrans is one of the Arc of Steuben’s DSPs, and has supported Etta to reconnect with her daughter, after not seeing her for 10 years. Learn More>>

 

Mike Mizgala: Supporting Me Through School

Mike Mizgala: Supporting Me Through School

Letisia writes about how one of her support staff, Mike, helped her through college courses, providing emotional support and educational encouragement in school. Learn More>>

 

 

Mary Frank: Helping Volunteer Opportunities Take Off

Mary Frank: Helping Volunteer Opportunities Take Off

Jasper shared through Personal Outcome Measures® that he wanted to work at the airport with his grandfather. Mary Frank, a DSP from Community Connections, Inc., helped support him in pursuing his dream. Learn More>>



Becky Farr: Supporting Michael To Achieve His Goals

Becky Farr: Supporting Michael To Achieve His Goals

Becky Farr, a DSP from St. Lawrence NYSARC, supports Michael with his goals and dreams concerning three indicators, including Choosing Personal Goals, Maintaining Intimate Relationships, and Continuity and Security. Learn More>>

 

Rene & Jessilyn: Supporting Me To Get Behind The Wheel

Rene & Jessilyn: Supporting Me To Get Behind The Wheel

Amanda wrote a letter sharing how Rene and Jessilyn, DSPs from Herkimer ARC, helped support her in working to get her driver's permit. Learn More>>



Rita: Promoting Trust and Respect As A DSP

Rita: Promoting Trust and Respect As A DSP

TN DIDD shares how Rita has helped empower a person she supports to become an advocate for herself and ensure that she is respected. Learn More>>

 

 

Casey Potts: Committed To Improving Quality of Life

Casey Potts: Committed To Improving Quality of Life

Casey Potts is embracing CQL's Personal Outcome Measures® to understand what really matters to Daren, and support him in improving his quality of life. Learn More>>

 

 

Chandra Day: Helping Rob Achieve Employment Outcomes

Chandra Day: Helping Rob Achieve Employment Outcomes

Chandra Day, a DSP from Community Connections Inc., has supported Rob to achieve his employment outcomes, by getting a job that he loves. Learn More>>